Reopening US states are taking their first steps toward a new normal

Apr 28 , 2020

By: Eric Levenson, CNN Carlos Davis used to have about 200 clients drop by his CUT-ology barbershop in Albany, Georgia, every day. On Friday, the first day he was allowed to reopen since the coronavirus pandemic, around 30 clients came in.  … Continue reading …

Iran: Over 700 dead after drinking alcohol to cure coronavirus

Apr 27 , 2020

By:News More than 700 people died in Iran after ingesting toxic methanol, erroneously thinking it can cure the new coronavirus. More than 700 people have died in Iran after ingesting toxic methanol, erroneously thinking it can cure the new coronavirus. … Continue reading …

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Apr 27 , 2020

by Judith Graham • Kaiser Health News Older adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several “atypical” symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians. COVID-19 is typically signaled by three … Continue reading …

NY rescinds new resuscitation guidelines for EMS

Apr 24 , 2020

By: EMS1/ Geoff Herbert Syracuse Media Group, N.Y. The state department of health had issued instructions last week to not attempt to resuscitate cardiac arrest patients who don’t have a pulse. ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state has revoked a … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

EMS by the numbers: Where we need to go next

Jul 16 , 2020

By: EMS1 Breaking down the National EMS Assessment 2020 insights on telehealth, health information exchange and disaster preparedness. The National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Assessment 2020 began in October 2018 and was completed and issued in pre-lockdown March 2020. The … Continue reading …

Passing the torch: How to write an EMS succession plan

Jul 16 , 2020

By: EMS1 – Fire-Based EMS Ensure the continued success of MIH/CP programs by developing a personal succession plan for your successor Last year, I stepped down as the coordinator of my department’s mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) program. I was proud … Continue reading …

Editors’ Expressions: Innovate Together

Jul 14 , 2020

By EMSWORLD / Hilary Gates, MAEd, NRP Amid the news of the Black Lives Matter protests last week, I was chatting with my friend Anne Jensen, a paramedic with San Diego Fire-Rescue. Anne is a valued member of the EMS World editorial … Continue reading …

EMS Improves Community Health by Addressing Social Determinants

Jul 13 , 2020

By EMSWORLD – Robin E. Johnson, MD, MPH, FACEP, and Scott Cravens, EMT No one knows better than EMS that the conditions of people’s lives have a big influence on their health. For years EMS staff have observed the effect … Continue reading …

The Role of ePCR Software in EMS Data Sharing

May 12 , 2020

By: EMSWORLD An emergency medical technician administers naloxone to save the life of a young man who has just overdosed on heroin. The man is revived and the EMT leaves, feeling good about saving a life but burdened by the … Continue reading …

Caring for COVID-19 Patients With Mobile Integrated Health

May 12 , 2020

By: EMSWORLD As a department that has been using mobile integrated health and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) long before the COVID-19 pandemic started, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (PBCFR) in West Palm Beach, Fla. was already prepared to provide supplemental care … Continue reading …