EMS providers: Potholes are putting patients at risk

Apr 26 , 2018

By EMS1 Staff EMS providers with TLC Ambulance said the potholes around Syracuse are causing bumpy rides, which can sometimes make symptoms worse for patients. SYRACUSE, N.Y. — EMS providers in Syracuse are concerned about the amount of potholes around … Continue reading …

Troubled Cincy 911 center gets funds for immediate changes

Apr 25 , 2018

BY: EMS1 Staff City Manager Patrick Duhaney promised to have an action plan for the center by the end of the month and allowed funds for more staff and training. CINCINNATI — A troubled 911 center is getting the funds … Continue reading …

Penn. EMS Agency Subscription Waives Patients’ Transport Bills

Apr 25 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD he Valley News-Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa. Apr. 24—With a subscription, a $300 bill could become no bill at all. Citizens Hose EMS is conducting its annual subscription drive, which offers the benefit for $35 for an individual, and $60 for … Continue reading …

How frequently do EMS providers encounter, treat hypoglycemia?

Apr 23 , 2018

By: EMS1 Top takeaways for prehospital care of diabetic patients after filtering 2.5 million EMS encounters in the EMS Index. In a 180-day period spanning from late 2017-early 2018, EMS providers from more than 1,000 agencies responded more than 2.5 … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

EMS 3.0 Transformation Summit: Jumping on the MIH-CP Bandwagon

Apr 24 , 2018

By: Valerie Amato / EMSWORLD In his presentation “The Incubator for Innovation and Transformation” at NAEMT’s EMS 3.0 Transformation Summit in Arlington, VA, Daniel Felton, director of State Government Relations of Philips Healthcare, discussed how agencies can determine if a … Continue reading …

Veteran paramedic pairs community paramedic, mental health specialist in new response model

Apr 24 , 2018

BY: EMS1 Julie Lahr, who has been in EMS for 16 years, said she started thinking outside the box after realizing the impact community paramedics and mental health specialists could make in the field. Sometimes, the best medicine is taking … Continue reading …

N.M. Fire Department Launches Community Paramedicine Program

Apr 24 , 2018

BY: EMSWORLD / McClatchy Apr. 21—City officials on Friday said they hope “significant restructuring” at the Albuquerque Fire Department will result in a more efficient response to calls. Because 87 percent of emergencies the department responds to are medical, officials … Continue reading …

Ariz. fire dept. reduces ambulance transports with program

Apr 9 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Tucson Collaborative Community Care aims to decrease transports for people with chronic issues by sending a crew of two firefighters, a paramedic and a social worker.   TUCSON, Ariz. — A fire department is working to decrease their … Continue reading …

Fire dept.’s ‘Mobile Medic’ program increases efficiency

Apr 5 , 2018

By: Ems1 Staff The Rapid City Fire Department now deploys one paramedic in an SUV to calls that are not as urgent so that an ambulance unit is kept available. RAPID CITY, S.D. —A fire department that experiences a high … Continue reading …

Penn. College, Hospital to Launch Paramedic Program to Address Provider Shortage

Apr 2 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD Mar. 29—When Bill McClincy talks about the shortage of paramedics in northwestern Pennsylvania, he uses the word “crisis.” McClincy, director of Emergency Medical Management Cooperative West, or EMMCO West, is well-positioned to understand the regional paramedic shortage. EMMCO West … Continue reading …