Minn. Starts “Text-to-911” Service

Dec 8 , 2017

By: EMSWORLD Dec. 06—For the first time, Minnesotans can send a text message to 911 during an emergency when calling for help is not an option, state authorities announced Tuesday. The statewide service, known as “Text-to-911,” went live Tuesday morning … Continue reading …

Office of EMS Highlights Importance of Data Collection and Use

Dec 4 , 2017

By: EMS.gov The Office of EMS recently released a two-minute animated video that shows how EMS data is used to improve EMS systems and patient care at the local, state and national levels. It follows EMS data from the moment it is … Continue reading …

How EMS is changing

Nov 30 , 2017

EMS1 In its second year, the EMS Trend Report describes revealing changes in clinical care, finance and the use of technology in EMS To an outsider, EMS probably looks pretty similar today to how it did decades ago. Call 911, … Continue reading …

How To Read An Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

Nov 28 , 2017

By Dawn Gray, RN Regular, irregular, fast, slow, wide, narrow, stable, unstable. Does looking at a 12-lead EKG put your own heart into a lethal rhythm? Nurses are usually the first ones to read that “hot off the press” EKG … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Applying the diffusion of innovation theory to MIH-CP and EMS

Dec 6 , 2017

By: Jeff Poland, FP-C Every EMS agency adopts innovations at a different pace; how has yours deployed community paramedicine? While the adage, “You never want to be the first or the last to start using a new treatment,” has held … Continue reading …

Q&A: Creating a healthier, safer community with MIH-CP

Dec 4 , 2017

By Kerri Hatt, EMS1 Senior Editor Chief Porter R. Welch shares factors to consider before and while implementing a MIH-CP program As chair of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association MIHC Committee, Porter R. Welch, JD, OFE, OFC, chief of the … Continue reading …

Wis. governor signs community paramedicine bill

Dec 1 , 2017

By: EMS1 Governor Scott Walker signed a bill allowing EMS providers to make non-emergency house calls in order to cut down on health care costs. WEAU reported that Governor Scott Walker signed a bill that allows EMS providers to make … Continue reading …

Clinician-embedded MIH program improves EMS use in high-risk population

Nov 30 , 2017

By: Michael Colman, MPA, NRP, EMS1 Pairing community paramedics with advanced practice providers for home visits to frequent utilizers decreased 911 volumes in a pilot program Grady EMS is the 911 provider for the majority of the City of Atlanta … Continue reading …

The 10 peer-reviewed articles on MIH-CP you need to read right now

Nov 30 , 2017

By: EMS1 Interested in learning more about the scope and growth of mobile integrated health and community paramedicine? Start right here Kevin McGinnis is often credited with coining the term “community paramedics” in a 2001 Rural Health News article. Since … Continue reading …

EMS organization gets funds to help with community paramedicine

Nov 30 , 2017

By: EMS1 Staff Rockland Paramedic Services will use the money to train paramedics in order to expand their role to post-hospital visits NEW YORK — Thanks to new funds, EMS, medical and hospital services will now be able to expand … Continue reading …