Interacting With the Mental Health Crisis Victim

Sep 6 , 2017

By: Matt Concialdi, EMSWORLD When a crisis or life-altering event occurs in a person’s life, they typically call 9-1-1. Why? Because who else, at 3 a.m., is willing to rush over and lend a helping hand? The EMS provider is … Continue reading …

The Stroke Revolution and Pivotal Role of EMS

Sep 5 , 2017

By Mark Alberts, MD, FAHA / EMSWORLD Over the past 20 years, the acute care of stroke patients has progressed and improved significantly. This is due to a number of seminal events and advances, including improved brain and vascular imaging, the … Continue reading …

Study: Only 3.3 percent of ER visits are ‘avoidable’

Aug 31 , 2017

By: EMS1 Staff Many of the common conditions of avoidable emergency department visits involved mental health and dental problems WASHINGTON — A recent study found that only 3.3 percent of all visits to emergency rooms are classified as “avoidable.” “We … Continue reading …

Dayton International Airport unveils CPR training kiosk

Aug 28 , 2017

By: Catherine Ross DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton International Airport (DAY) unveiled a new amenity Thursday that could be life saving. It unveiled a Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk at a ribbon cutting ceremony with local leaders and health care professionals. … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Community paramedic program reduces 911 calls, saves money in Bellingham

Sep 8 , 2017

By: Eric  Wilkinson, King / JEMS On Wednesday morning, Capt. Jeff Brubaker set off for another call to help one of Bellingham’s homeless. This time, though, he’s the one who initiated the contact. Brubaker is Bellingham’s “community paramedic.” He deals … Continue reading …

Penn. EMS Agency Receives Grant for Community Paramedicine Program

Aug 29 , 2017

By: McClatchy, Joe Napsha / EMSWORLD Aug. 28—North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Highmark Foundation in Pittsburgh to expand its community paramedicine program — a two-year-effort to provides non-emergency wellness checks, disease medication education and environmental … Continue reading …

Shockingly Simple’ Program Saving Lives in Georgia

Aug 29 , 2017

By: Jim McMichen / EMSWORLD Puckett EMS, a multistate provider of emergency and non-emergency ambulance and medical services, has been making a huge push to place as many AEDs in public access spots as they can over the last several … Continue reading …

Colo. Mobile Healthcare Service Saving Patients Time, Money

Aug 25 , 2017

By: McClatchy / The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Aug. 24—A visit to the emergency room can be a nightmare. It often starts with an expensive ride in an ambulance that leads to hours-long waits to be seen and sent home. … Continue reading …

Ambulances transport patients thousands of times for non-emergencies

Aug 22 , 2017

By: Nate Morabito / JEMS JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Ambulances responded to roughly 4,000 calls in the last year for what are generally considered non-emergencies, according to EMS impression logs from Sullivan and Washington counties. The records show someone … Continue reading …

COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE PILOT PROGRAMS: LESSONS FROM MAINE

Aug 21 , 2017

By: KAREN B. PEARSON GEORGE SHALER University of Southern Maine Community paramedicine programs are beginning to flourish across the nation, and the need to provide demonstration or pilot programs is essential to providing a consistent and high-level standard for this … Continue reading …