Cardiac Arrest in Mecklenburg County, N.C.: 1,000 Lives Saved

Dec 11 , 2019

By: JEMS November 2, 2019 marked a significant milestone in Medic’s journey to save lives in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. That day, Medic documented the 1,000 sudden cardiac arrest survivor (SCA patients discharged from the hospital) since January 2010. This … Continue reading …

Managing Patients and the Opioid Epidemic in a Prehospital Setting

Dec 11 , 2019

By Brian M. Light, MS, NREMT-P – JEMS While many systems are dealing with the opioid crisis, only some in the industry may have alternatives to narcotic pain management in the field. A high number of those whom we come into … Continue reading …

Implant that releases naloxone developed by Northwestern researcher

Dec 4 , 2019

BY: EMS1 / John Keilman Chicago Tribune The device is implanted under the skin and automatically releases naloxone when it detects a drop in blood-oxygen level. CHICAGO — An opioid overdose can be a lonely death. People who use drugs … Continue reading …

Australian paramedics add Braille to ID cards to better help blind patients

Dec 2 , 2019

By EMS1 Staff The addition is part of a partnership between an EMS service and a non-profit that supports the blind and low vision community AUSTRALIA — An Australian ambulance service is adding Braille to its paramedics’ ID cards to … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Tenn. city FD says outreach program for frequent 911 callers has made a difference

Dec 12 , 2019

By: EMS1 – Elizabeth Fite Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. The program connects frequent 911 callers with social workers to address unmet needs and prevent repeat calls CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga Fire Department Capt. Skyler Phillips fought back tears Tuesday as he … Continue reading …

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Dec 11 , 2019

By: EMSWORLD When the first iPhone was released in June 2007, its beautiful touchscreen and “apps” were a revelation. Today, just 12 years later, smartphones are so ubiquitous that “smartphone zombies” are a new menace at crosswalks. Smartphones have transformed … Continue reading …

911 wait times reduced after changes to Ariz. city dispatch system

Dec 4 , 2019

BY: EMS1 Stephanie Casanova The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Wait times for 911 callers reduced by three-fourths after the city combined its police and fire-EMS communication centers and upgraded technology. TUCSON, Ariz. — Since Tucson combined its police and fire … Continue reading …

Ky. hospitals fund FD’s cash-strapped community paramedicine program

Dec 4 , 2019

BY: EMS1 / Beth Musgrave Lexington Herald-Leader The program, which was set to run out of funding in January, has helped reduce ambulance runs while providing non-emergency medical care to those in need. Three Lexington hospitals have stepped up to … Continue reading …

10 things you need to know about community paramedicine

Nov 27 , 2019

By: EMS1 Fire Based EMS / Ben Thompson Be sure to understand your community’s needs, your agency’s goals and how you will fund your MIH-CP program and assess its success. Faced with the challenges of growing costs, aging populations, chronic … Continue reading …

Rural Health at CMS: WHat’s Been Done and What’s to Come

Nov 25 , 2019

By: JEMS Editor’s Note: Thursday is National Rural Health Day. In honor of that, JEMS is publishing this blog post by Seema Verma, the Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For the third time in my tenure … Continue reading …