Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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Ambulance Education Programs

Education dates are listed below.



ITLS Trauma Courses
ITLS Basic Program
ITLS Refresher Program
ITLS Advanced Program
ITLS Etrauma

ITLS BASIC  (20 hour program)
The ITLS Basic Provider Course is for Basic Level Providers only.
Lectures include: patient assessment; trauma in children; airway management; chest, head, spinal, extremity, pregnancy and abdominal trauma; burns; trauma cardiopulmonary arrest and load and go; trauma in the elderly and patients under the influence. Information on advance level of care is not required lecture material and is not included in the written exam.
Skill stations include: patient assessment; primary and secondary surveys; spinal immobilization; basic airway management and scenario practice. The advance airway and IV/chest decompression skill stations are  not included in this type of course.

The ITLS Refresher is a one day program for those providers who have taken an ITLS Basic Program and have not let their ITLS status lapse for more than three years.
This program includes trauma assessment; skill station rotation in extrication; helmet and spinal motion restriction and splinting skills.
As well as basic airway skills and patient assessment skills, patient assessment practice and testing scenarios along with a written exam will be part of the one-day program.

ITLS ADVANCED (20 hours)
The ITLS Advanced Provider Course is for advanced leve providers only. Lecture content is the same as the ITLS Basic or Combined courses.
The advanced airway and IV/decompression skill stations will be included in this type of course. A physician is also on hand for evaluation. Practise session in patient immobilization and transport and then progresses to in-hospital techniques including intubation, intraosseous insertions and chest decompression.
EMT-A, EMT-P, Registered nurses and physicians may take this program. 

ITLS etrauma is a new online version of the international trauma life support programs. This program is only offered in the U.S. right now.
The Saskatchewan ITLS chapter is working with our international office on providing this etrauma program to Saskatchewan EMS providers.
Please check the Saskatchewan ITLS web site for further information.

The Saskatchewan ITLS Program is a mandatory program for all EMT, EMT-A and EMT-P providers, according to the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics. After a provider has completed a basic, advanced or refresher program, Saskatchewan ITLS will issue each provider a certificate/card. Expiry dates may change according to the Sask College of Paramedics. Right now, each card expires after a three-year term. Remember to copy these cards and do not lose them. A $20 fee will be charged to the provider if they lose their card and need a replacement.
Note: It is the responsibility of the provider to seek out a basic, advanced or refresher program to stay current in their ITLS status with the College of Paramedics.
Starting in 2011, in the Sun Country Health Region, an ITLS schedule will be posted online at under Programs/Ambulance Education Programs.

An education package will be issued to those providers who sign up for classes in the designated locations.
Note: Contact the program director for details. Textbooks are a mandatory requirement for each program. 

For more information on training, contact the ITLS instructor FOR YOUR AREA.

If you require further information about your current status as an ITLS provider please contact the appropriate instructor.

For the following SCHR EMS locations contact Jennifer Elias-White / Shannon Jensen:
Coronach EMS
Bengough EMS
Pangman EMS
Radville EMS
Weyburn EMS
Fillmore EMS
Stoughton EMS
Lampman EMS

For the following locations contact Marvin Fox / Scott Thomson:
Wawota EMS
Kipling EMS
Maryfield EMS
Carlyle EMS
Redvers EMS
Estevan EMS
Carnduff EMS
Oxbow EMS

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call or email your assigned instructor.

1. Marvin Fox, ICP
AT WEYBURN EMS (306) 842-0223
AT HOME (306) 842-6082

2. Shannon Jensen, ICP
AT CORONACH EMS (306) 267-4888
cell (306) 267-7907

3.Scott Thomson, ACP
AT ESTEVAN EMS (306) 637-2450

4. Jennifer Elias-White, ACP (Advanced Care Paramedic). Contact the ITLS Advanced Instructor at or 306-842-0223 (work) 842-7994 (home).