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The Fishing Industry

“PRAXES helps us be innovators in health and safety by improving our ‘at sea’ medical support and reducing injury costs. With their technology, we have reduced expensive vessel diversions, significantly improved our ranking with WCB, and saved in excess of $500,000 annually”.

– Colin MacDonald, CEO, Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.

Health – a business issue for the fishing industry

Companies operating in remote locations have many important decisions to make when it comes to the health of their employees. PRAXES can supply your organization with the services you need to improve health management and reduce costs.

  • Immediate emergency medical support, anywhere, resulting in fewer vessel diversions
  • Pier-side medical clinic support
  • One-stop procurement of all drugs/medical supplies to ensure appropriateness, consistency, and compliance
  • Health records for crew – accessible anywhere by a local physician, or online access by a PRAXES physician
  • Regulated medical exam tracking of crew and timely certification in any location

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EMwerx Software

EMwerx has been in continuous use by emergency medical professionals since 2003. Today, key emergency response teams manage emergency incidents using EMwerx software, including the Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association, the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner, and the Yukon Emergency Measures Organization.

Software for managing remote operations

If you are managing a remote medical facility, a remote search incident, or staff working in remote locations, EMwerx has an application. EMwerx was designed to meet the needs of remote work teams. It is an Internet-based solution that also operates as a stand-alone tool without Internet connection.

EMwerx is a remote incident management software, primarily:

  • Used to capture information in real-time, and synchronize securely with a central database once an internet connection is available.
  • Built for emergency doctors as a tactical emergency response tool
  • Designed to manage people, assets and emergency events, in real-time in the field

Installation options include:

  • Hosted
  • Enterprise
  • Laptop/USB drive installation

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Medical Kits & Supplies

On-site emergency preparedness

PRAXES provides medical kits and supplies customized to your specific needs and industry.

We have trusted suppliers and current knowledge of the regulations that affect your organization and its operating environment. We have a full time procurement team dedicated to finding the most appropriate medical solutions for your business.

We’ll help you:

  • Buy only medications and supplies that you really need in your operating environment
  • Make inventories consistent
  • Reduce the need for costly medical transports offsite
  • Reduce occurence of WCB claims and rising premium costs

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On-site Medical Clinics

The right medical care for your remote operations

As a leader in the design and delivery of remote medical services, PRAXES provides clients with advice about the level of medical care required at their remote site.

We provide a complete solution – from design of the on-site clinic, through to procurement and set up, to staffing and operation.

PRAXES provides:

  • All the necessary medical equipment, medications and supplies, on a purchase or rental basis, at First Aid, Basic Life Support or Advanced Life Support levels
  • The required level of on-site medical staff – we manage the hiring and HR issues
  • Telemedicine support (EMdoc)
  • Written medical directives to support the medical staff
  • Occupational physician support for on-site staff (OHdoc)
  • Medical oversight and chart review
  • Software to run the clinic (EMwerx)

Our operational methods help you:

  • Save money:
    • You only buy the medications and supplies that you really need in your operating environment
    • Your inventories are consistent at every clinic site
  • Reduce the need for costly medical transports off site
  • Reduce occurrence of WCB claims and rising premium costs

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24/7 Global Telemedicine

Sometimes you can’t call 911 – call PRAXES

“Partnering with PRAXES ensures our medics in remote locations across Canada – both onshore and offshore – have immediate 24/7 access to world-class medical advice in emergency situations”.

– President, Frontier Medex

A unique healthcare model

Our remote healthcare delivery model is designed to do three things:

  1. Improve employee health
  2. Reduce risks – both financial and operational
  3. Save money by dealing with medical incidents immediately

PRAXES Telemedicine is the only service that:

  • Has one global call number
  • Guarantees caller has emergency physician on line in under 5 minutes, anywhere.
  • Bilingual services (French/English) as well as translation for other languages
  • Records every call
  • Establishes a medical record for every call
  • Assesses skills of the caller/medic on every call
  • Auto-faxes information to referral clinic or hospital as appropriate
  • Sends incident alert to the client if desired

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Case Management

Safe & timely return to work

Managing the details of medical cases is a timely and costly task for many organizations. PRAXES can help.

We provide medical case management for individuals or groups. Medical case management involves the assessment of the current medical condition(s), as well as planning and managing the proper course of action towards the goal of medical rehabilitation in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Our medical case management expertise lies within the falling areas:

  1. Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) claims
  2. Disability case management

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Medical Exams & Testing

Employee medical exams and testing

Many industry sectors require specific medical exams for specific job types or activities. PRAXES supports most industries with a comprehensive list of exams, including:

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PRAXES is the designated Health Supplier of Record for one of Canada’s largest fishing fleets, making fishing health and safety a primary knowledge area for our company. Contact us to learn more about our service offerings and how they benefit your organization.


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