Tenn. mother fights for AEDs in schools after son’s death

Jun 25 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Rhonda Harrill teamed up with Rep. Bob Ramsay and AMR to get a bill passed that requires all Tennessee public high schools to have AEDs MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A mother’s fight to increase the amount of AEDs … Continue reading …

Conn. ED Cuts Opioid Prescriptions in Half With New Treatment Initiative

Jun 25 , 2018

By: McClatchy The Hour, Norwalk, Conn. June 09—When doctors in the Norwalk Hospital Emergency Department pull up their electronic care plan system on a computer, next to the most common patient ailments is a new option: “non-opiate.” When the option … Continue reading …

Penn. Bill to Increase Medicaid Reimbursements for Ambulance Services

Jun 22 , 2018

By: McClatchy / EMSWORLD June 21—Pennsylvania’s ambulance companies would see a much-needed increase in their Medicaid reimbursement rates under the 2018-19 state budget bill approved by the House on Wednesday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint). “This is outstanding news for … Continue reading …

Ga. Civilians Playing an Important Role in Managing Opioid Crisis

Jun 22 , 2018

By: McClatchy / EMSWORLD June 21—It was 8:30 in the morning and the young man parked in the Mercedes SUV was already dead. He had an iced coffee from Starbucks in his lap. He wasn’t breathing. His lips were blue. … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Ala. Firefighter-Paramedic Shares How Community Paramedicine Changed Him

Jun 25 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Birmingham Fire and Rescue C.A.R.E.S. program (Community Assistance, Referrals and Education Services) changed how Ben Thompson approached patient care with frequent flyers. Watch video here.

Mobile Life Support Services Unveils New Branding on Ambulance Fleet, Sign

Jun 21 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD June 21—Mobile Life Support Services, the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, introduced a new brand identity and logo at a press conference at its headquarters on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Mobile Life Owner and Chairman of … Continue reading …

Five Questions With: Tim Perkins, Manager of the Virginia Division of Community Health and Technical Resources

Jun 18 , 2018

By: Jonathan Bssett / EMSWORLD The Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) recently created a division tasked with fostering strategic partnerships between EMS agencies, healthcare professionals and the communities they serve to advance population-based initiatives designed to improve health outcomes across … Continue reading …

IAFC Recommends Use of Mobile Technology to Activate Citizens and First Responders to Improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Jun 15 , 2018

By: International Association of Fire Chiefs / JEMS CHANTILLY, Va. —The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) supports the use of mobile technology for citizen response in conjunction with community cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) programs. In … Continue reading …

NC EMS agency awarded for limiting 911 call frequency

Jun 14 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Onslow County EMS’s community paramedicine program was recognized by the National Association of Counties for working with frequent callers to address their issues. ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. — A county was recognized for limiting the amount of frequent 911 … Continue reading …

New Orleans start-up launches community paramedicine program

Jun 11 , 2018

By: Jessica Williams The Advocate / EMS1 Starting in mid-June, a New Orleanian who needs a doctor but doesn’t have an emergency will be able to call the Ready Responders rather than an ambulance. NEW ORLEANS — For years, Ben … Continue reading …