Ketamine a safer option for agitated patients and providers

Jun 20 , 2018

By EMS1 Takeaways and lessons for EMS providers in the wake of one agency’s ketamine administration PR nightmare. The recent media report about the use of ketamine in restrained patients contains a few poorly drawn implications and a couple of … Continue reading …

Fla. Counties Deploying Real-Time Emergency Communications Technology

Jun 20 , 2018

BY: EMSWORLD June 20—In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, Osceola County schools, along with Florida State University (FSU), join a growing list of Florida school districts and universities implementing Mutualink’s real-time emergency interoperability solution. Leon County, home to … Continue reading …

Ken. Fire Departments Working to Reduce Cancer Risks

Jun 19 , 2018

By: McClatchy James Maise / EMSWORLD June 17—Fire departments have always tried to reduce the on-the-job risks to firefighters by adding and improving protective gear, providing training on advances in the fire sciences and investing in lifesaving devices such as … Continue reading …

Apple’s new iOS will share location of 911 calls

Jun 19 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff The upcoming operating system will automatically relay a caller’s location to dispatchers in an effort to “reduce emergency response times” CUPERTINO, Calif. — An upcoming Apple operating system will include a feature that automatically relays the location … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

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 …

IAFC Recommends Use of Mobile Technology to Activate Citizens and First Responders to Improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Jun 15 , 2018

By: International Association of Fire Chiefs / JEMS CHANTILLY, Va. —The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) supports the use of mobile technology for citizen response in conjunction with community cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) programs. In … Continue reading …

NC EMS agency awarded for limiting 911 call frequency

Jun 14 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Onslow County EMS’s community paramedicine program was recognized by the National Association of Counties for working with frequent callers to address their issues. ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. — A county was recognized for limiting the amount of frequent 911 … Continue reading …

New Orleans start-up launches community paramedicine program

Jun 11 , 2018

By: Jessica Williams The Advocate / EMS1 Starting in mid-June, a New Orleanian who needs a doctor but doesn’t have an emergency will be able to call the Ready Responders rather than an ambulance. NEW ORLEANS — For years, Ben … Continue reading …

5 things community paramedics need to know about the opioid epidemic

Jun 6 , 2018

By: Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS / EMS1 Innovative community paramedicine programs may offer a strategy to evolve EMS response from resuscitation to a recovery-oriented system of care. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United … Continue reading …

New Orleans EMS to Launch Community Paramedicine Start-Up

Jun 4 , 2018

BY: McClatchy – EMSWORLD June 04—For years, Ben Swig and other paramedics saw it all the time: People would call 911, not because they were between life and death, but because their prescriptions needed refilling and they couldn’t get a … Continue reading …