EMS World Clinical Challenge Tackles Adrenal Insufficiency

Dec 11 , 2018

BY: Jon A. Bailey EMSWORLD The EMS World Clinical Challenge is an EMS competition held annually during EMS World Expo. Teams of two participate in either BLS or ALS preliminary scenarios, and those with the best scores, as determined by … Continue reading …

Global Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Reporting

Dec 10 , 2018

Based on the literature above, people in UAE die up to 22 years earlier than people from Denmark and the U.S. from OHCA. Not only do they die 22 years earlier, but three times as many don’t survive their OHCA … Continue reading …

The Practicing PA-ramedic: A Different Calling

Nov 30 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD A possible next step from paramedic on the career ladder is physician assistant. What’s that job like? Gain some insight with this new series, “The Practicing PA-ramedic,” which follows the journey of NRP-turned-physician-assistant Sarah Bowman. A paramedic mentor … Continue reading …

PCRF Research Alert: Experiential Education With Geriatric Patients

Nov 27 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD This ongoing series from the Prehospital Care Research Forum combs the literature to identify recent studies relevant to EMS education practices. Ross LJ, Jennings PA, Gosling CM, Williams B. Experiential education enhancing paramedic perspective and interpersonal communication with older patients: … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Community paramedicine has ambulance runs down while paramedic morale is up

Dec 3 , 2018

By: JEMS LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington ambulance runs are down two percent since February of this year. Before that, the number of people needing ambulance rides were rising at a record pace. In 2013, Lexington fire and EMS made … Continue reading …

How Community Paramedicine Programs Are Changing Homecare

Nov 27 , 2018

The emerging role of emergency medical services in reducing readmissions by Tammy Leytham When Lt. J.D. Postage makes house calls as a community paramedic in Violet Township, Ohio, his goal is to ensure patients stay out of the hospital and … Continue reading …

Community Paramedics Reduce Hospital, Ambulance Use

Nov 19 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD With readmission rates at an all-time high among Medicare beneficiaries, the North Dallas (Plano) Care Coordination Community Coalition was looking for innovative interventions. Members of the coalition—which includes 17 acute care hospitals and stakeholders in the North Dallas … Continue reading …

Integrating student interns into your community paramedicine program

Nov 15 , 2018

By: EMS1 Teaming up with local colleges can bring your community paramedicine program expert assistance today while paving the way for progress tomorrow. As challenges loom regarding the financial sustainability of community paramedicine programs nationwide, teaming up with student interns … Continue reading …

EMS World Expo: 30 Years of MIH in Oregon

Nov 8 , 2018

By: John Eric / EMSWORLD In the counterculture hub of Eugene, Ore., not everyone trusts authority. And in Eugene and neighboring Springfield, like everywhere, public safety providers like EMS and law enforcement have their plates well-filled. Serving those citizens and … Continue reading …

Tex. Fire Dept. Turns to MIH to Reduce 9-1-1 Calls

Nov 5 , 2018

By: The Brownsville hErald, Texas / McClatchy The Brownsville Fire Department is working to get to the root problems behind 9-1-1 callers who frequently ask for assistance—as often as two to five times per week. Fire Chief Jerrod Sheldon said … Continue reading …