New smartwatch engages user and notifies first responders

Jul 20 , 2018

 By: EMS1 Staff The watch also has built-in GPS that alerts responders or a designated contact to the patient’s exact location. SAN FRANCISCO – A health tech company has released what they’re calling a “breakthrough cellular smartwatch” that is designed to … Continue reading …

N.Y. Hospitals Run Medical Summer Camp for Teens

Jul 19 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD July 19—While summer vacation allows students to take a break from academics, some students are choosing to expand their knowledge beyond the school walls. Twenty students in grades eight through 12 were accepted into the three-day MASH summer … Continue reading …

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic

Jul 19 , 2018

By: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP, Julie Vieth, MBChB, FAAEM Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair … Continue reading …

HHS encourages EMS data integration to combat opioid crisis

Jul 18 , 2018

The CMS reminded state Medicaid directors that existing funding sources can be used to better integrate information systems. By EMS1 Staff To encourage state officials to share data in the fight against the opioid epidemic, the Center for Medicaid and … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Tex. Agency May Increase Ambulance Fees to Deter Frequent Flyers

Jul 17 , 2018

By: McClatchy,  Mike Morris Houston Chronicle July 10—Houston Fire Department leaders on Tuesday proposed a sharp hike in ambulance fees and floating several new charges they hope will prevent repeat callers from using the city’s emergency medical services as a convenience. … Continue reading …

N.H. Mobile Crisis Response Team Reduces Hospital Visits

Jul 9 , 2018

BY: McClatchy Sahne K. Wickham / EMSWORLD MANCHESTER—A client arrives for an appointment with his therapist, anxious and stressed. He has a history of suicidal thoughts and hasn’t been taking his medication, and the counselor decides it’s not safe for him to … Continue reading …

Community Paramedics Reduce Hospital, Ambulance Use

Jun 29 , 2018

By Kristine ‘Kris’ S. Calderon, PhD, CHES; Donna Zimmerman, RN, BSN; Joshua Clouse, BSBM, CP-C, Lic-P; Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT; Michelle Stehling, RD, LD Jun 29, 2018 Print Version   With readmission rates at an all-time high among Medicare beneficiaries, … Continue reading …

Ala. Firefighter-Paramedic Shares How Community Paramedicine Changed Him

Jun 25 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Birmingham Fire and Rescue C.A.R.E.S. program (Community Assistance, Referrals and Education Services) changed how Ben Thompson approached patient care with frequent flyers. Watch video here.

Mobile Life Support Services Unveils New Branding on Ambulance Fleet, Sign

Jun 21 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD June 21—Mobile Life Support Services, the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, introduced a new brand identity and logo at a press conference at its headquarters on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Mobile Life Owner and Chairman of … Continue reading …

Five Questions With: Tim Perkins, Manager of the Virginia Division of Community Health and Technical Resources

Jun 18 , 2018

By: Jonathan Bssett / EMSWORLD The Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) recently created a division tasked with fostering strategic partnerships between EMS agencies, healthcare professionals and the communities they serve to advance population-based initiatives designed to improve health outcomes across … Continue reading …