50 years in the making: ‘911, what’s your emergency?’

Feb 19 , 2018

By: EMS1 In the 50 years since its inception, 911 emergency response has evolved into an advanced framework helping others. This single question shaped the meaning behind these three dialed numbers, 911. Up until 50 years ago, dialing 911 wasn’t an … Continue reading …

Health Treatment for 9/11 First Responders Threatened by New Budget Plan

Feb 19 , 2018

BY: McClatchy / EMSWORLD Feb. 18—Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring. Currently, … Continue reading …

College student aims to stop use of live pigs for paramedic training

Feb 16 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Victoria Cummins is trying to stop the University of Washington from using live pigs to train students on how to open airways in emergency situations. SEATTLE — A college student is working to prevent the use of live … Continue reading …

Orlando Health Implements Nation-Reunification Program for International Patients

Feb 16 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD On February 1, Orlando Health released a white paper that outlines a new program designed to reunify international patients with their countries of origin. The need for the nation-reunification program was identified in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy when multiple … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Mobile Crisis Fills Gap in Emergency Mental Health Care

Feb 14 , 2018

Telehealth BY: Julia Shillinglaw Every minute counts in an emergency. First responders are trained to arrive at an emergency scene and deliver life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. They’re trained to recognize the difference between a medical emergency and a … Continue reading …

Community Paramedicine in the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico

Feb 8 , 2018

By: Chelsea C. White IV / JEMS Implementing a community paramedicine program in rural Laguna Pueblo, N.M. Mobile integrated healthcare/community paramedicine (MIH-CP) is an exciting and evolving topic in the field of EMS. Primarily because of location of resources and … Continue reading …

Conn. Fire Chiefs to Form Community Action Team

Jan 30 , 2018

By:  EMSNEWS Jan. 29—Whether responding to a senior citizen who has requested assistance or a young child in need of medical attention, first responders in town are often called to the same home multiple times, Griswold First Selectman Todd Babbitt … Continue reading …

Calif. Hospitals Recognized by AHA for Rapid Stroke Care

Jan 30 , 2018

By: McClatchy/ EMSWORLD Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. Jan. 30—All Northern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals–including the Vallejo and Vacaville medical centers–received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards, health plan officials said. Also, 20 hospitals earned … Continue reading …

Colo. Fire Department Begins Community Paramedicine Program

Jan 26 , 2018

By: McClatchy / EMSWORLD Jan. 26—Darren Conradson will joke about how being a middle child meant he had to be extroverted and talkative to get noticed, but now it’s his job to use those qualities to help people. Communication skills … Continue reading …

Paramedic house calls for nursing home flu patients called ‘a godsend’

Jan 18 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff About a dozen paramedics in Ottawa have begun treating elderly flu patients at the nursing home to prevent trips to the hospital OTTAWA, Ontario — A nursing home called paramedics making house calls to treat elderly flu … Continue reading …