Evidence-Based Guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services

Jan 2 , 2019

Background: Administrators of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations lack guidance on how to mitigate workplace fatigue, which affects greater than half of all EMS personnel. The primary objective of the Fatigue in EMS Project was to create an evidence-based guideline … Continue reading …

A Laughing Matter: Kentucky Service Tries Nitrous Oxide Instead of Opioids for Pain

Dec 20 , 2018

BY: EMSWORLD McCreary County is a beautifully scenic area in southeastern Kentucky, with much of its territory occupied by the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. But although this rural jurisdiction of … Continue reading …

N.J. Bill May Require Hotels to Have AEDs in Populated Locations

Dec 20 , 2018

BY: EMS WORLD PRESS RELEASE To protect the lives of New Jersey’s hotel patrons, Assembly Members Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling and Gabriela Mosquera have sponsored legislation ensuring hotels have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the most populated areas of hotels. The … Continue reading …

SD hospital proposes new emergency medical center to retain EMTs

Dec 14 , 2018

By Shannon MarvelThe American News  – EMS1 Community Memorial Hospital officials plan to build an emergency medical service building, equipped with housing, a training center and storage for supplies REDFIELD, S.D. — At least three of Spink County Ambulance’s emergency medical technicians … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Ind. hospital launches community paramedicine program

Jan 7 , 2019

By:  Melissa Gibson Hendricks County Flyer / EMS1 EMS directors sought out Hendricks Regional Health CEO Kevin Speer with the idea to start a program that reduces non-emergent runs while still helping residents. DANVILLE, Ind. — Most know someone living … Continue reading …

Roundtable: How to prepare for the changes in store for EMS

Jan 7 , 2019

BY: EMS1 Climate change, connectivity, value-based reimbursements will shape the coming year in EMS service and delivery. From making strides in combating the opioid epidemic, to growing adoption of prehospital assessments like point of care ultrasound, to adopting alternative patient … Continue reading …

Community paramedicine has ambulance runs down while paramedic morale is up

Dec 3 , 2018

By: JEMS LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington ambulance runs are down two percent since February of this year. Before that, the number of people needing ambulance rides were rising at a record pace. In 2013, Lexington fire and EMS made … Continue reading …

How Community Paramedicine Programs Are Changing Homecare

Nov 27 , 2018

The emerging role of emergency medical services in reducing readmissions by Tammy Leytham When Lt. J.D. Postage makes house calls as a community paramedic in Violet Township, Ohio, his goal is to ensure patients stay out of the hospital and … Continue reading …

Community Paramedics Reduce Hospital, Ambulance Use

Nov 19 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD With readmission rates at an all-time high among Medicare beneficiaries, the North Dallas (Plano) Care Coordination Community Coalition was looking for innovative interventions. Members of the coalition—which includes 17 acute care hospitals and stakeholders in the North Dallas … Continue reading …

Integrating student interns into your community paramedicine program

Nov 15 , 2018

By: EMS1 Teaming up with local colleges can bring your community paramedicine program expert assistance today while paving the way for progress tomorrow. As challenges loom regarding the financial sustainability of community paramedicine programs nationwide, teaming up with student interns … Continue reading …