How frequently do EMS providers encounter, treat hypoglycemia?

Apr 23 , 2018

By: EMS1 Top takeaways for prehospital care of diabetic patients after filtering 2.5 million EMS encounters in the EMS Index. In a 180-day period spanning from late 2017-early 2018, EMS providers from more than 1,000 agencies responded more than 2.5 … Continue reading …

Fla. County EMS to Waive Ambulance Fees for Uninsured Residents

Apr 19 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Apr. 18—Starting May 1, Bay County residents won’t have to pay a cent for a ride in the county’s ambulance service. The commission on Tuesday approved of a new policy in which the county will collect only the amount … Continue reading …

Video teaches CPR to the tune of ‘500 miles’

Apr 17 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Save a Life for Scotland, a campaign by the Scottish government to raise CPR awareness, created the video in an effort to teach 500,000 people CPR EDINBURGH, Scotland — The Scottish government debuted a CPR training video … Continue reading …

Medicare transport pay cuts threaten dialysis patients’ care

Apr 17 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Transportation services are concerned that dialysis patients will lose access to care after Medicare announced they will reduce reimbursement for non-emergencies WASHINGTON — Medical transport agencies are concerned that dialysis patients could lose access to care after … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Ariz. fire dept. reduces ambulance transports with program

Apr 9 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Tucson Collaborative Community Care aims to decrease transports for people with chronic issues by sending a crew of two firefighters, a paramedic and a social worker.   TUCSON, Ariz. — A fire department is working to decrease their … Continue reading …

Fire dept.’s ‘Mobile Medic’ program increases efficiency

Apr 5 , 2018

By: Ems1 Staff The Rapid City Fire Department now deploys one paramedic in an SUV to calls that are not as urgent so that an ambulance unit is kept available. RAPID CITY, S.D. —A fire department that experiences a high … Continue reading …

Penn. College, Hospital to Launch Paramedic Program to Address Provider Shortage

Apr 2 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Mar. 29—When Bill McClincy talks about the shortage of paramedics in northwestern Pennsylvania, he uses the word “crisis.” McClincy, director of Emergency Medical Management Cooperative West, or EMMCO West, is well-positioned to understand the regional paramedic shortage. EMMCO West … Continue reading …

Penn. College, Hospital to Launch Paramedic Program to Address Provider Shortage

Mar 30 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD / McClatchy Mar. 29—When Bill McClincy talks about the shortage of paramedics in northwestern Pennsylvania, he uses the word “crisis.” McClincy, director of Emergency Medical Management Cooperative West, or EMMCO West, is well-positioned to understand the regional paramedic shortage. … Continue reading …

Leveraging Mobile Technology to Improve Pre-Hospital Care

Mar 28 , 2018

By: JEMS Staff / An Interview with James Woodson, MD As a board-certified emergency physician, James Woodson witnessed firsthand how technology has evolved in healthcare. A resource that has become an everyday commodity to industries of all sizes, mobile technology … Continue reading …

Ind. Firefighters to Launch Community Paramedicine Program

Mar 26 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD / McClatchy Mar. 25—The city’s fire department will soon branch out into health care, insurance, transportation and social work so it can focus more on its true mission: fighting fires and responding to medical emergencies.   The department is … Continue reading …