About the Iridia Blog

Iridia Medical was founded in 1998 under the name Global Medical Services. We specialize in providing innovative, practical solutions to enhance the delivery and quality of healthcare for populations across Canada. Our services fall into four primary areas:

Medical Consulting

Iridia Medical has influenced healthcare delivery and provided emergency preparedness guidance for public and private sector organizations across North America. Our clients include health authorities, public healthcare facilities, EMS providers, private surgery and diagnostic imaging facilities, and police and fire departments.

Paramedic Services
Iridia Medical is one of western Canada’s top paramedic service providers. Our comprehensive programs have created a new industry standard for care in remote and/or high-risk work sites and encompass everything from the paramedic teams and equipment to telemedicine-supported medical direction.

AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Programs
As the founder of BC’s first public access automated external defibrillator (AED) program, Iridia Medical is passionate about promoting easy access to life-saving tools. We distribute top-of-the-line AEDs and provide training, support, and medical direction services to ensure that every client receives full value from their unit.

Medical Education and Training
We have overseen the training and certification of over four thousand lay rescuers in the use of AEDs, and over three thousand medical professionals via our advanced training programs, such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

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