SCA Foundation Says Mobile Apps Help Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

Oct 16 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced its support of mobile apps designed to engage CPR-trained individuals, such as PulsePoint, through a position statement recently adopted by its board and released to the public today, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, an … Continue reading …

Tex. EMS Launches Mobile Flu Vaccination Clinic

Oct 15 , 2018

BY: McClatchy / EMSWORLD Fort Worth Star-Telegram Last flu season, MedStar responded to more than 1,100 flu-related 911 calls, getting up to 20 per day during the peak of flu season from November into March, spokesman Matt Zavadsky said. A … Continue reading …

Does the Public Expect Too Much From Medical-Alert Technology?

Oct 4 , 2018

By: James Careless / EMSWORLD Even in its simplest form, a medical-alert bracelet can be a powerful lifesaving device. Wearers can plainly display their allergies and/or medical conditions on the bracelet’s metal nameplate. This information can help prevent EMS and … Continue reading …

Kan. Start-Up Builds Drone for First Responders

Sep 17 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Sept. 17—One thing Toby Tracy, a remote systems specialist, really likes about working with DV8 Tech, is the start-up life. It has ups and down, but he gets to come in every day and solve problems. One of … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Interested in community paramedicine programs? Here are 3 things to consider

Oct 16 , 2018

By: Yoona Ha, EMS1 BrandFocus Staff / EMS! Whether you’re looking to start or maintain a community paramedicine program, don’t overlook these areas that can help make a difference It’s hardly news that emergency room visits are often seen as … Continue reading …

Five Questions With: Andres Mercado, MIH Officer, Santa Fe (N.M.) Fire Department

Oct 12 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD 10/09/2018 Jonathan Bassett Following a 2014 survey that indicated about 3 percent of the city’s 9-1-1 callers were using 18 percent of the emergency response resources each year—including one man who averaged one ambulance ride every five days—the … Continue reading …

Calif. Bill Would Allow Paramedics to Transport Patients to Alternative Facilities

Oct 10 , 2018

By: Los Angeles Times McClatchy /  EMSWORLD Apr. 24—If a person is intoxicated or suffering from a mental health crisis, a crowded hospital emergency room may not be the right place to get treatment. Yet homeless people are often taken there … Continue reading …

Calif. Gov. Vetoes Community Paramedic Legislation

Oct 10 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD While Gov. Brown supports the current pilot program in California, he foresees some issues with the new bill. The following is Governor Brown’s statement regarding Assembly Bill 3115: To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning … Continue reading …

Community Paramedicine in California: Overview of Pilot Projects

Oct 10 , 2018

By: Karen Shore, Golden State Health Policy Community paramedicine seeks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery by partnering specially trained paramedics with other health care providers to meet local health care needs. Community paramedics receive additional … Continue reading …

Improving Opioid Overdose Outcomes With Prehospital Mobile Telemedicine

Oct 4 , 2018

Produced by GD, this case workflow process is based on the e-Bridge Workflow Mobile Telemedicine app. Download E-book here.