College student aims to stop use of live pigs for paramedic training

Feb 16 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff Victoria Cummins is trying to stop the University of Washington from using live pigs to train students on how to open airways in emergency situations. SEATTLE — A college student is working to prevent the use of live … Continue reading …

Orlando Health Implements Nation-Reunification Program for International Patients

Feb 16 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD On February 1, Orlando Health released a white paper that outlines a new program designed to reunify international patients with their countries of origin. The need for the nation-reunification program was identified in the aftermath of the Pulse tragedy when multiple … Continue reading …

Fla. 9-1-1 Call Center Looks Ahead to Advancements

Feb 15 , 2018

By: McClatchy Feb. 14—When Stephanie Spell started her 31-year career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in 1987, computers would frequently crash, forcing her to scribble notes onto “run cards” and hand-deliver them to … Continue reading …

2018 Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule

Feb 15 , 2018

By: CMS.gov Ambulance Fee Schedule (AFS) Public Use Files CY 2004 – CY 2017: The AFS public use files for calendar years 2004 through December 31, 2017 are located in the Downloads section below. CY 2018: Beginning with calendar year … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Mobile Crisis Fills Gap in Emergency Mental Health Care

Feb 14 , 2018

Telehealth BY: Julia Shillinglaw Every minute counts in an emergency. First responders are trained to arrive at an emergency scene and deliver life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. They’re trained to recognize the difference between a medical emergency and a … Continue reading …

Community Paramedicine in the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico

Feb 8 , 2018

By: Chelsea C. White IV / JEMS Implementing a community paramedicine program in rural Laguna Pueblo, N.M. Mobile integrated healthcare/community paramedicine (MIH-CP) is an exciting and evolving topic in the field of EMS. Primarily because of location of resources and … Continue reading …

Conn. Fire Chiefs to Form Community Action Team

Jan 30 , 2018

By:  EMSNEWS Jan. 29—Whether responding to a senior citizen who has requested assistance or a young child in need of medical attention, first responders in town are often called to the same home multiple times, Griswold First Selectman Todd Babbitt … Continue reading …

Calif. Hospitals Recognized by AHA for Rapid Stroke Care

Jan 30 , 2018

By: McClatchy/ EMSWORLD Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. Jan. 30—All Northern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals–including the Vallejo and Vacaville medical centers–received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards, health plan officials said. Also, 20 hospitals earned … Continue reading …

Colo. Fire Department Begins Community Paramedicine Program

Jan 26 , 2018

By: McClatchy / EMSWORLD Jan. 26—Darren Conradson will joke about how being a middle child meant he had to be extroverted and talkative to get noticed, but now it’s his job to use those qualities to help people. Communication skills … Continue reading …

Paramedic house calls for nursing home flu patients called ‘a godsend’

Jan 18 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff About a dozen paramedics in Ottawa have begun treating elderly flu patients at the nursing home to prevent trips to the hospital OTTAWA, Ontario — A nursing home called paramedics making house calls to treat elderly flu … Continue reading …