LEAP Course


 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) Course

The Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care (LEAP) Paramedic course provides the essential practical knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide a palliative care approach in the prehospital context. LEAP Paramedic is a competency based program that is delivered in a blended learning format (online modules done before the PACExpo and a face to face session held during pre-conference) open to both primary care and advanced care paramedics and health professionals from other disciplines!

Why are opioids used in shortness of breath in palliative care? Why is metoclopramide the anti-emetic of choice in palliative care? How common is delirium and how should we treat it in palliative care? What should I say (or not say) to patients and families? How do I support someone at home who is actively dying? These questions and more will be answered in LEAP Paramedic!

ü Learn practical tips & tools in palliative and end-of-life care with LEAP Paramedic!

ü Earn your annual learning credits!

ü 1-year free access to the Pallium Web-Based App

ü Blended Learning:

Online (6 – 8 hours), 1-3 months in advance

ü Face-to-face (6 hours), HIGHLY interactive: Knowledge and concepts gained online are reinforced with case studies, group discussion, Q&A, videos, etc.

ü Led by Pallium Canada’s Certified Facilitators and Certified Paramedic LEAP Facilitators who are experienced educators and palliative care clinicians

ü Targeted to Paramedics and EMS professionals but all healthcare providers are welcome



•Taking Ownership

•Decision-making & Advance Care Planning



•Essential Conversations

•Psychosocial Distress

•Nausea, Vomiting & Hydration


•Last Days & Hours

•Palliative Emergencies


Want to view some of the content before committing to the course? The introductory module of LEAP Paramedic can be viewed here http://pallium.ca/eLearning/LEAP_Paramedics_Introduction/story.html , or take the full “Taking Ownership in Palliative Care” module FREE online at http://pallium.ca/e-learning-resources/taking-ownership-online-learning-module/


Check out the LEAP Paramedic brochure http://pallium.ca/infoware/LEAP_Paramedic_Brochure.pdf or Pallium website http://pallium.ca/professional-development/leap-2/leap-paramedic/ for more information!

Have questions about the course content? Feel free to email the course facilitator at Cheryl.L.Cameron@ahs.ca


 What you have to do to participate in the Course:

Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) Course.

To complete this course you will need to create an account in the Pallium portal in order to complete the pre-course activities required for certification. This will be provided to once your PACE 2017 Registration is completed.


Your pre-course session is set up with an enrollment key. You will be directed to the LEAP Paramedic course registration page where you can complete your pre course activities and the online modules.  They must be completed prior to your arrival at your LEAP session.  These activities are a requirement of the course and part of the learning experience for learners.
The Pre-Course Evaluation has three parts, and all parts must be completed, including:
1. Attitudes to Palliative and End of Life Care Survey (Pre-Course)
2.Palliative Care Comfort Scale (Pre-Course)
3. Palliative Care Knowledge Quiz (Pre-Course)
The Online modules need to be completed in advance of the session.  Please be aware that it will take between 6 – 8 hours to complete the 10 modules.  The modules open in sequence, so please complete them in the order they appear.  The manuals listed above the modules are PDF versions for you to print if you wish to take notes.


After the face-to- face workshop at PACE 2017 you need to login and complete the post course activities within 72 hours, they are:
 1. Attitudes to Palliative and End of Life Care Survey (Post-Course)
2. Palliative Care Comfort Scale (Post -Course)
3. Palliative Care Knowledge Quiz (Post-Course)
4. The evaluation of the session
These need to be completed in sequence and will unlock the certificate of completion.
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