Does the Public Expect Too Much From Medical-Alert Technology?

Oct 4 , 2018

By: James Careless / EMSWORLD Even in its simplest form, a medical-alert bracelet can be a powerful lifesaving device. Wearers can plainly display their allergies and/or medical conditions on the bracelet’s metal nameplate. This information can help prevent EMS and … Continue reading …

Kan. Start-Up Builds Drone for First Responders

Sep 17 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Sept. 17—One thing Toby Tracy, a remote systems specialist, really likes about working with DV8 Tech, is the start-up life. It has ups and down, but he gets to come in every day and solve problems. One of … Continue reading …

How EMS agencies can prepare their communities to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Sep 14 , 2018

By: EMS1 Prehospital care experts stress the importance of the Stop the Bleed initiative, preparing bystanders to control severe hemorrhage and securing funding for a statewide program. A live simulcast from the EMS Today 2018 conference, sponsored by Bound Tree, … Continue reading …

N.M. Paramedicine Team Targets Frequent Flyers

Sep 11 , 2018

By: McClatchy / EMSWORLD Sept. 08—Albuquerque Fire and Rescue’s Home Engagement and Alternative Response Team, also known as HEART, has started working with patients who have a history of repeat calls to the 911 system. Comprised of AFR paramedics, HEART … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Five Questions With: Andres Mercado, MIH Officer, Santa Fe (N.M.) Fire Department

Oct 12 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD 10/09/2018 Jonathan Bassett Following a 2014 survey that indicated about 3 percent of the city’s 9-1-1 callers were using 18 percent of the emergency response resources each year—including one man who averaged one ambulance ride every five days—the … Continue reading …

Calif. Bill Would Allow Paramedics to Transport Patients to Alternative Facilities

Oct 10 , 2018

By: Los Angeles Times McClatchy /  EMSWORLD Apr. 24—If a person is intoxicated or suffering from a mental health crisis, a crowded hospital emergency room may not be the right place to get treatment. Yet homeless people are often taken there … Continue reading …

Calif. Gov. Vetoes Community Paramedic Legislation

Oct 10 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD While Gov. Brown supports the current pilot program in California, he foresees some issues with the new bill. The following is Governor Brown’s statement regarding Assembly Bill 3115: To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning … Continue reading …

Community Paramedicine in California: Overview of Pilot Projects

Oct 10 , 2018

By: Karen Shore, Golden State Health Policy Community paramedicine seeks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery by partnering specially trained paramedics with other health care providers to meet local health care needs. Community paramedics receive additional … Continue reading …

Improving Opioid Overdose Outcomes With Prehospital Mobile Telemedicine

Oct 4 , 2018

Produced by GD, this case workflow process is based on the e-Bridge Workflow Mobile Telemedicine app. Download E-book here.

How to prove the value of community paramedicine

Oct 4 , 2018

By:By Ben Thompson EMS1 The Community Health Needs Assessment is the starting point for launching a mobile integrated health program the hospital will pay your department to run. In early 2018, my department’s mobile integrated health program signed a contract … Continue reading …