LAX launches new ‘bike medic’ program

Oct 17 , 2017

By: EMS1 The program consists of two medic bike teams that will be able to weave through traffic to reach patients easier LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles International Airport launched a new “bike medic” program to better treat patients. … Continue reading …

Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini has died

Oct 16 , 2017

By: abc15.com staff 9:13 PM, Oct 15, 2017 5:26 AM, Oct 16, 2017 PHOENIX – The Phoenix Fire Department announced the passing of former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini on Sunday. Brunacini joined Phoenix fire in 1958. He was a Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, … Continue reading …

N.D. Community Initiative Prepares Residents for Cardiac Emergencies

Oct 16 , 2017

By: EMSWORLD The Mayville-Portland area may be one of the safest places to live after it recently was designated a Cardiac Ready Community. It is one of only four communities in the state to earn the special recognition, meaning it … Continue reading …

Flirtey Partners with Ambulance Service to Launch First Emergency Drone Delivery Program in U.S.

Oct 13 , 2017

By:EMSWORLD RENO, Nev.—Flirtey, the leading drone delivery service, and REMSA, a community-integrated emergency medical services provider, today announced a partnership to launch the first automated external defibrillator (AED) drone delivery service in the United States. Cardiac arrest is the leading … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

The Trip Report: EMS Views on Community Paramedicine

Oct 6 , 2017

Emergency Medical Services Professionals’ Attitudes About Community Paramedic Programs Authors: Steeps RJ, Wilfong DA, Hubble MW, Bercher DL. Published in: West J Emerg Med, 2017 Jun; 18(4): 630–9. This month we review a manuscript dedicated to community paramedicine. I’m sure … Continue reading …

Community paramedic program reduces 911 calls, saves money in Bellingham

Sep 8 , 2017

By: Eric  Wilkinson, King / JEMS On Wednesday morning, Capt. Jeff Brubaker set off for another call to help one of Bellingham’s homeless. This time, though, he’s the one who initiated the contact. Brubaker is Bellingham’s “community paramedic.” He deals … Continue reading …

Penn. EMS Agency Receives Grant for Community Paramedicine Program

Aug 29 , 2017

By: McClatchy, Joe Napsha / EMSWORLD Aug. 28—North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Highmark Foundation in Pittsburgh to expand its community paramedicine program — a two-year-effort to provides non-emergency wellness checks, disease medication education and environmental … Continue reading …

Shockingly Simple’ Program Saving Lives in Georgia

Aug 29 , 2017

By: Jim McMichen / EMSWORLD Puckett EMS, a multistate provider of emergency and non-emergency ambulance and medical services, has been making a huge push to place as many AEDs in public access spots as they can over the last several … Continue reading …

Colo. Mobile Healthcare Service Saving Patients Time, Money

Aug 25 , 2017

By: McClatchy / The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Aug. 24—A visit to the emergency room can be a nightmare. It often starts with an expensive ride in an ambulance that leads to hours-long waits to be seen and sent home. … Continue reading …

Ambulances transport patients thousands of times for non-emergencies

Aug 22 , 2017

By: Nate Morabito / JEMS JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Ambulances responded to roughly 4,000 calls in the last year for what are generally considered non-emergencies, according to EMS impression logs from Sullivan and Washington counties. The records show someone … Continue reading …