Texas high school may implement EMT program for students

Jul 24 , 2018

By EMS1 Staff Clyde High School is considering a program that would allow seniors to be EMT-certified upon graduation. ABILENE, Texas — A high school is considering a program that would give its seniors the opportunity to be EMT-certified upon … Continue reading …

3 ways your smartphone can improve communication between EMS and hospital EDs

Jul 24 , 2018

BY: Yoona Ha, EMS1 BrandFocus Staff Now prehospital providers can give patient health information and transport updates in real time. When you’re transporting a stroke patient, every second matters. JAMA researchers found that it takes an average of seven minutes … Continue reading …

New smartwatch engages user and notifies first responders

Jul 20 , 2018

 By: EMS1 Staff The watch also has built-in GPS that alerts responders or a designated contact to the patient’s exact location. SAN FRANCISCO – A health tech company has released what they’re calling a “breakthrough cellular smartwatch” that is designed to … Continue reading …

N.Y. Hospitals Run Medical Summer Camp for Teens

Jul 19 , 2018

By: EMSWORLD July 19—While summer vacation allows students to take a break from academics, some students are choosing to expand their knowledge beyond the school walls. Twenty students in grades eight through 12 were accepted into the three-day MASH summer … Continue reading …

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Community Paramedicine Articles

Ind. hospital launches community paramedicine program

Aug 6 , 2018

By: Kokomo Tribune / EMS1 Community Howard paramedics will visit discharged patients with chronic heart diseases with the goal of positively impacting the patient’s transition. KOKOMO, Ind. — Community Howard Regional Health revealed Monday that the hospital has launched a … Continue reading …

Late EMT honored with good deed campaign

Aug 6 , 2018

By: EMS “Be Like Brendon Week” honors Brendon Cousino by encouraging the public to perform simple acts of kindness. RICHMOND, Vt. — An EMT who was killed in a vehicle crash is being honored with a public good deed campaign. WCAX … Continue reading …

Ohio hospital partners with city to launch community paramedicine program

Jul 30 , 2018

By: Ed Richter. Dayton Daily News / EMS1Officials said the paramedicine program will test how follow up from a paramedic will improve the health outcomes of hospital patients once they return home. MONROE, Ohio — Monroe’s year-old community paramedicine program … Continue reading …

LAFD partners with hospitals to expand advanced response program

Jul 27 , 2018

By: EMS1 Staff The Advanced Provider Response Unit program provides direct care to patients who may not need immediate transportation to the emergency room. LOS ANGELES — A fire department partnered with local hospitals to expand their advanced response program. … Continue reading …

Tex. Agency May Increase Ambulance Fees to Deter Frequent Flyers

Jul 17 , 2018

By: McClatchy,  Mike Morris Houston Chronicle July 10—Houston Fire Department leaders on Tuesday proposed a sharp hike in ambulance fees and floating several new charges they hope will prevent repeat callers from using the city’s emergency medical services as a convenience. … Continue reading …

N.H. Mobile Crisis Response Team Reduces Hospital Visits

Jul 9 , 2018

BY: McClatchy Sahne K. Wickham / EMSWORLD MANCHESTER—A client arrives for an appointment with his therapist, anxious and stressed. He has a history of suicidal thoughts and hasn’t been taking his medication, and the counselor decides it’s not safe for him to … Continue reading …