Minn. Paramedics, Police Create Mental Health Outreach Program

Aug 28 , 2019

By EMSWORLD / Shannon Prather Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Some people call 911 a dozen times or more per month describing emotional upheaval, sometimes reporting visions, voices and even suicidal thoughts. Police and paramedics who must respond say they are left … Continue reading …


May 13 , 2019

“Historical Leap In Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI: Fire Department Health & EMS New Proceedures, Treatments & Training Announcements, Including Largest Study, And JAMA Publication, 2019”

Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC)

May 8 , 2019

Announcing the Main EPIC Results: Click to read/download the full JAMA paper. Brief Summary of the Results Background:  The EPIC Project is a massive, NIH-funded, statewide effort involving The University of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and over … Continue reading …

Amazon: Alexa now HIPAA-compliant

Apr 5 , 2019

BY: EMS1 The announcement will allow the voice-controlled device to be used by patients, hospitals and healthcare workers SEATTLE — Amazon’s Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant, according to an announcement written in a blog post by the company. STAT News reported … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Bringing the Doc to the Home

Sep 10 , 2019

By: EMSWORLD/ Stephanie Noriea, Esq; Jared Oscarson, NRP, FSCPE Charlie, a Medicaid recipient, visited the emergency department 17 times in one year for back pain and hypertension. Why? Because the only way he knew to access the healthcare system was … Continue reading …

Akron Fire Department Launches Community Paramedicine Program

Aug 29 , 2019

 BY: EMSWORLD / Akron Beacon Journal Paramedics in Akron have a new role offering free, in-home consultations to help residents avoid injuries, live healthier lives and, ultimately, call 911 less for non-emergencies. The city announced Tuesday that the Akron Fire … Continue reading …

Tex. Community Paramedic Program Serves the Homeless

Aug 28 , 2019

By: EMSWORLD – Chase Karacostas Austin American-Statesman Amber Price walks around Austin handing out the essentials—bus passes, water bottles, medication and paperwork for birth certificates—to the people she sees every day living on the streets. Price, a paramedic for 15 … Continue reading …

San Diego Revives MIH-CP Program to Reduce Frequent Flyer Calls

Aug 28 , 2019

By: EMSWORLD / Charles T. Clarck – Tribune News Service The San Diego Union-Tribune The city and county are partnering to revive a mental health program that aids frequent 9-1-1 callers and has saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. … Continue reading …

Interested in community paramedicine programs? Here are 3 things to consider

Jul 5 , 2019

Whether you’re looking to start or maintain a community paramedicine program, don’t overlook these areas that can help make a difference By Yoona Ha, EMS1 BrandFocus Staff It’s hardly news that emergency room visits are often seen as one of … Continue reading …

How to implement mental health and wellness support into your agency’s culture

Jul 5 , 2019

Our co-hosts sit down with Burnsville Fire Department Chief BJ Jungmann, who discusses how to support mental health and wellness for first responders. This episode of Inside EMS is sponsored by ImageTrend, the creators of the free mobile app for first … Continue reading …