Emergency Medical Services: So Much More than Lights and Sirens

May 25 , 2018

By: Heidi King / EMSWORLD When I first became an emergency medical technician, I thought being on an ambulance would be constant excitement: driving with lights and sirens to rescue injured victims of traffic crashes, delivering babies in people’s homes, … Continue reading …

Cleveland Association of Rescue Workers Celebrates National EMS Week

May 25 , 2018

BY: EMSWORLD The Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees, ILA Local 1975 (CARE) is pleased to announce the commencement of the 44th Annual National Emergency Medical Services Week, held May 20-26, 2018. EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel … Continue reading …

Industry Insights: Five Trends Show Challenges of In-Building Cellular Coverage for First Responders

May 24 , 2018

BY: James Martin / EMSWORLD We usually think of being first as a good thing. First in line, first place, first kiss, first in class, first to market—all of these have a positive connotation and are common goals for which … Continue reading …

Ga. city declares ‘state of EMS emergency’ after assault on patient

May 24 , 2018

BY: EMS1 Staff Officials are seeking help from the state to figure out why DeKalb County did not hold AMR accountable for long response times. DUNWOODY, Ga. — City officials have declared a “state of EMS emergency” after an EMT … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Georgia Medicaid to Pay for Treatment on Scene, Alternative Destinations

May 25 , 2018

By: Christopher Kelly / EMSWORLD In early 2017 the Georgia State Office of Rural Health (SORH) submitted three proposals to the Georgia Medicaid office requesting changes to reimbursement for EMS. The proposals requested consideration of reimbursing EMS for 1) treatment … Continue reading …

Life365 and AMR to Offer MIH Program to Patients Across the U.S.

May 23 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD May 22—Life365 Inc., a digital health platform provider, today announced a joint initiative with American Medical Response (AMR) to deliver remote care management services for special patient populations in communities across the U.S. Life365’s connected health solutions complement AMR’s … Continue reading …

IAFC: Mobile technology can increase sudden cardiac arrest survival rates

May 22 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff The International Association of Fire Chiefs cited the PulsePoint app as a way to utilize responders and bystanders to increase sudden cardiac arrest survival. CHANTILLY, Va. — The International Association of Fire Chiefs recommended that mobile technology … Continue reading …

The Role of CORE Interventions in Improving Health Outcomes and Reducing Acute Care Utilization

May 21 , 2018

BY: Unnati Patel / JEMS The Community Outreach Resource Efficiency (CORE) program was created in 2012 as a division of Indianapolis (Ind.) Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) in partnership with Eskenazi Health. Since then, CORE has grown, and now has a … Continue reading …

N.C. County to Launch Paramedicine Program

May 10 , 2018

BY: McClatchy / EMSWORLD May 9—Haywood County and Haywood Regional Medical Center will be teaming up to form a paramedicine program. Programs such as these allow paramedics to perform an advanced role in community medicine by helping those identified as … Continue reading …

Ore. City Addresses Opioid Crisis with Community Paramedicine

May 8 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Portland is reaching out to residents struggling with addiction through community paramedics instead of jail time. Watch video here.