NJ ambulance squad temporarily suspends services to protect volunteers

Apr 3 , 2020

By:EMS1 / Laura French The ambulance and rescue squad made the decision to suspend services for the first time in 84 years after some members began exhibiting symptoms CEDAR GROVE, N.J. — A New Jersey volunteer ambulance and rescue squad is … Continue reading …

Minn. bill would allow presumption of work-related COVID-19

Apr 2 , 2020

BY EMS1- Chao Xiong Star Tribune (Minneapolis) First responders in the state are urging lawmakers to pass the bill in order to ease the path to workers’ compensation. MINNEAPOLIS — First responders and emergency workers are urging Minnesota lawmakers to … Continue reading …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid extends flexibility in transport locations, paperwork

Apr 1 , 2020

BY:EMS1/ Laura French The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlined requirements that have been waived to prioritize patient care during the COVID-19 national emergency. BALTIMORE — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has outlined new flexibilities for … Continue reading …

IAFC details how COVID-19-driven stimulus bill impacts EMS

Mar 27 , 2020

BY: EMS1 Janelle Foskett The stimulus bill identifies the funding streams used to reimburse fire and EMS departments for operational costs during national emergency. The $2 trillion stimulus package passed by the Senate on Wednesday includes more than $163 billion … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Prehospital Care for Dyspnea

Apr 3 , 2020

By: EMSWORLD / Briana Tully, DO, PHP Prehospital dyspnea has a large differential diagnosis, including many potential causes that overlap, and the wrong treatment may have unwanted consequences and complications. Narrowing the differential diagnosis in the prehospital setting is important. … Continue reading …

MIH for Patients With Dementia: the CHAMP Program

Apr 3 , 2020

By:EMSWORLD – Melissa Kroll, MD; Amy Sobrino, MSW, LCSW; and Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD In recent years mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) has reenvisioned EMS’s ability to handle community needs, including high healthcare utilizers. One such pilot is the Christian Hospital … Continue reading …

Don’t be Fooled by the Outside Appearance of the San Diego-based Navy Hospital Ship USNS Mercy

Mar 31 , 2020

By:By A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday. (Photo/U.S. Navy) The San Diego-based USNS Mercy and the Norfolk-based USNS Comfort are ugly looking Super … Continue reading …

MedStar and Tarrant County (TX) Public Health Partner for In-Home COVID-19 Testing

Mar 30 , 2020

BY: JEMS A unique partnership between MedStar and Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) will send specially trained MedStar personnel into resident’s homes who are being monitored for COVID-19, to complete a medical assessment and collect the sample needed for TCPH … Continue reading …

The Role of Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 25 , 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to strain the entire healthcare system, one unique EMS specialty is being called upon to help: mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH/CP). While some MIH/CP programs in fire departments and EMS agencies are nascent and … Continue reading …

COVID-19: Urgent EMS Issues

Mar 25 , 2020

EMS systems should plan for call volume to start doubling on a regular basis, the author says. (Photo/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Emergency medical service personnel across the country are struggling with an onslaught of new issues as we prepare … Continue reading …