Paramedic Promotion Videos (EMR, PCP & ACP)

The goal of the Becoming a Paramedic in British Columbia – Micro-Learning Video Project was to create a series of short videos that would appeal to people interested in becoming paramedics and pre-hospital care providers in BC.

The educational content for the videos was developed based on conversations with program leadership, staff, and faculty. It was designed to address gaps in knowledge for potential and current JIBC students and program graduates entering the workforce at the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) and Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) levels.

The video hosts are current paramedic students, faculty and staff and the interviews were recorded in classrooms and labs around the JIBC Chilliwack campus and in the JIBC Video Production Studio at the New Westminster campus. Additional footage of students engaged in simulated medical calls was recorded and photos were sourced from BCEHS and stock footage libraries to be used as B-roll in the production.

These public facing videos will be used as a pre- or post-application activity, as a resource in paramedic courses, as part of our student orientation process and by high school career advisors.

The videos will be hosted on program websites, YouTube, Vimeo and a dedicated WordPress web platform.

A total of 16 videos were produced in-house, with three program area specific videos and 13 videos covering topics including JIBC Paramedic Program Pathways, Practice Education Preparation, Paramedic Licensing in BC, Careers in the BC Ambulance Service and Careers for Paramedics in Industry.

The videos were directed and edited by Viktor Simon, Media Producer/Technician, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Innovation and produced and project managed by Ben Coulas, Program Manager, Health Sciences Division.