A vital part of Ontario’s health care system, Ornge provides high quality air ambulance service and medical transport to people who are ill or injured. In the air and on the ground, our job is to be there for patients, so they can get where they need to be.

Ornge serves more than 13 million people over one million square kilometres of land— the size of France, Spain and the Netherlands combined.

We have the largest air ambulance and critical care land ambulance fleet in Canada, and perform approximately 20,000 patient-related transports per year.

Natalie Lavergne

Throughout her career, Natalie has been involved in didactic, clinical, and preceptorship delivery at PCP, ACP, and CCP levels of care. Natalie has been working for the air ambulance since 2001, received her Critical Care Paramedic level in 2003 and completed additional training in pediatric critical care in 2009. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Ottawa University and is currently working as a Critical Care Paramedic and Field Educator for Ornge, an Education Facilitator for RPPEO, and an Instructor for the Paramedic and Advanced Care Paramedic programs at Algonquin College.

In this episode: 

What is a critical care paramedic and how are they different? 

Why type of training/continuing education do they receive? 

What is ORNGE?

What types of calls do they attend? How do they attend? 

Optimizing the patient and scene for an ORNGE arrival 

How is the patient physiology changed by air transport? 

Scene calls vs. inter-facility transports. What do they do on route to prepare and what do they do once they’ve arrived?

Differences between ORNGE and other critical care providers


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