EMS Practicum Resources

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Practicum Support

Welcome to practicum support for the EMT and Paramedic programs of Lakeland College.

Students are responsible for ensuring:
  • that their preceptors have access to the web resources
  • that both they and their preceptor are familiar with the scope of practice, required forms and the FAQs from each logbook
All the resource documents are available in printer-friendly pdf format. Longer manuals are also available as e-documents.

Before the practicum starts:
  • Preceptors need to get their code for the online logbook. See the drop down below for instructions and link
  • Check out the copy of the manual related to the practicum you are supervising.
  • View the preceptor presentation (see the preceptor resources and links drop down).
  • Fill out and fax in the practicum contract (in the manual) before the student's first shift.
When the student is finished:
Make sure the practicum checklist is complete. This document can be found in the drop down for the specific program.


Online logbook View More ∇
What is the online logbook? The online logbook is a vital link between preceptors and Lakeland College, instructors and students, and practicum sites and administration. Before you start the practicum, request your user name and password by e-mailing emsprograms@lakelandcollege.ca .

You must supply your (preceptor name), name of facility/service, name of student, and a contact phone number and/or email.

My preceptor has to have access to the online logbook, do I? Yes. The online logbook for the EMT and Paramedic programs (www.lakelandlogbook.com) is used to record completed competencies and to track the progress of each student on a daily basis. Like your preceptor, you will be given a private password to access the online logbook.

Does this mean I need internet access? Students and preceptors must have internet access during the practicums, but access does not have to be at the worksite.  

What are my responsibilities with the logbook? You are required to enter competencies regularly. This isn’t optional, it’s compulsory.

After you do your entries, your preceptor grades them. Regular data entry ensures timely marking.

Please remember, your instructors are going to do online checks.   Entry of information into the online logbook has been streamlined.

How hard is the logbook to use? It isn't. The process has been streamlined. For hospital practicums, students submit competencies only, without patient care reports (PCRs). For ambulance practicums, students submit PCRs with competencies attached to each PCR.

You need to continue submitted PCRs while you complete your practicum hours even if you have already completed all your competencies, or if there are no competencies to attach to a particular PCR.
Preceptor Resources and Links View More ∇
EMS Programs Policies & Safety Policies Manual View More ∇
EMS Program Policies Manual (PDF)
Addendum Spring 2012 (PDF)
EMS Expectations of Students View More ∇
  1. You will dress appropriately to meet expectations of the service or facility where you are working.
  2. At all times during practicum you will wear identification showing you are Lakeland College student.
  3. You will sign and abide by the terms set forth in your student practicum contract. The contract for your program is at the beginning of each program manual.
  4. You are required to attend inservices and learning activities as required by your preceptor.
  5. You will notify the preceptor, staff advisor and Lakeland’s business office if a scheduled practicum shift must be missed. Failure to do this may result in termination of your practicum.
  6. You will use skills that are appropriate and acceptable in each situation and not exceed the registered scope of practice of an EMT or paramedic in Alberta.
  7. You will attend your practicum until all required competencies are evaluated as successful in the appropriate setting, and all required documentation is complete.
  8. You will comply with all practicum requirements as outlined in the Lakeland College EMS Programs Handbook.
Student requirements during practicum View More ∇
    1. To provide the education and training necessary for graduates of our emergency medical services programs to demonstrate competency and proficiency within their scope of practice

    2. To provide the education and training required to demonstrate competency and proficiency of the competencies outlined in the National Occupational Competency Profile at the Primary Care Paramedic Level (Emergency Medical Technician program) and the Advanced Care Paramedic Level (Paramedic program), as currently provided by the Paramedic Association of Canada.

    3. To provide the education and training required to demonstrate competency and proficiency of the competencies outlined in the Province of Alberta Competency Profile for Emergency Medical Technicians and for Paramedics, as determined by the province in cooperation with the Alberta College of Paramedics.

    4.To establish a philosophy of education and lifelong learning in the student.

    5. To instill in our students an appreciation for research.

    6. To instill in our students a commitment to the advancement of the profession.
Paramedic Association of Canada Definition of Competence View More ∇
According to Canadian Medical Association accreditation standards, students must perform each hospital (clinical) or ambulance (field) competency with a patient at least twice successfully.

The Paramedic Association of Canada Board of Directors has approved the following definition of competence, to which Lakeland College’s EMS programs adheres. Preceptors are to measure students against this standard of competence.

Competence involves the demonstration of skills, knowledge and abilities in accordance with the following principles:
  • consistency (the ability to repeat practice techniques and outcomes)
  • independence (the ability to practice without assistance from others)
  • timelines (the ability to practice in a time frame that enhances patient safety)
  • accuracy (the ability to practice utilizing correct techniques and to achieve the intended outcomes)
  • appropriateness (the ability to practice in accordance with clinical standards and protocols outlined within the practice jurisdiction).
Paramedic Hospital Practicum Resources View More ∇
Paramedic Program Hospital Practicum Manual - use this e-manual link 
  1. Hospital Evaluation OR (pdf)
  2. Hospital Evaluation ER(pdf)
  3. Hospital Evaluation ICU (pdf)
  4. Hospital Evaluation - Lab(pdf)
  5. Hospital Evaluation - Labour and Delivery(pdf)
  6. Hospital Practicum Completion Checklist(pdf)
  7. Resource Evaluation Form(pdf)
  8. Extra Experience Evaluation(pdf)
  9. Intubation Evaluation(pdf)
  10. Hospital Competencies Grading Sheet(pdf)
  11. Paramedic Hospital Practicum Contract(pdf)
Paramedic Ambulance Practicum Resources View More ∇
Paramedic Program Ambulance Practicum Manual - use this e-manual link. 
  1. Ambulance Practicum Completion Checklist(pdf)
  2. Intermediate Ambulance Midpoint Evaluation Form(pdf)
  3. Intermediate Ambulance Endpoint Evaluation Form(pdf)
  4. Final Ambulance Midpoint Evaluation Form(pdf)
  5. Final Ambulance Final Evaluation(pdf)
  6. Resource Evaluation(pdf)
  7. Paramedic Program Evaluation by Preceptor(pdf)
  8. Extra Experience Evaluation(pdf)
  9. Emergency Medical Services Patient Care Report Form(pdf)
  10. Fillable Patient Care Report (PCR) Form (pdf)
  11. Call Competency Integration Form(pdf)
  12. Paramedic Employer Survey(pdf)
  13. Paramedic Intermediate Ambulance Practicum Contract(pdf)
  14. Paramedic Final Ambulance Practicum Contract(pdf)
EMT Hospital Practicum Resources View More ∇
EMT Hospital Practicum Manual - use this e-manual link. 
  1. EMT Hospital Practicum Completion Checklist (pdf)
  2. EMT Resource Evaluation(pdf)
  3. EMT Drug Administration Chart(pdf)
  4. EMT Final Hospital Evaluation(pdf)
  5. EMT Hospital Practicum Contract(pdf)
EMT Ambulance Practicum Resources View More ∇
EMT Ambulance Practicum Manual - use thise-manual link.
  1. EMT Ambulance Exposure Practicum Completion Checklist(pdf)
  2. EMT Ambulance Exposure Placement Evaluation(pdf)
  3. EMT Ambulance Midpoint Practicum Evaluation(pdf)
  4. EMT Ambulance Practicum Completion Checklist (pdf)
  5. EMT Final Ambulance Practicum Evaluation(pdf)
  6. EMT Resource Evaluation(pdf)
  7. EMT Program Evaluaton by Preceptor(pdf)
  8. Emergency Medical Services Patient Care Report Form(pdf)
  9. Fillable Patient Care Report(pdf)
  10. EMT Employer Survey(pdf)
  11. EMT Ambulance Exposure Practicum Contract(pdf)
  12. EMT Ambulance Practicum Contract(pdf)
Orientation PowerPoint Presentations View More ∇
EMT Orientation (pdf)
Paramedic Orientation (pdf)
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Contacts View More ∇
For program inquiries, contact Lisa Hansen:
  • Call her toll-free 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8527
  • Call her direct in Vermilion at 780 853 8527
  • Call or text her cell at 780 581 5789
  • email her at lisa.hansen@lakelandcollege.ca
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