Category Archives: Community Paramedicine Articles

We are pleased to have this great resource at Ramsey Social Justice Foundation. We will continue to add and update articles and share ideas with the Community EMS world. We hope this stimulates thought and contributes to the great changes that are upon us now. As EMS transitions from being the American safety net of crisis medicine to being part of the overall healthcare system with the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Catherine R. Eden, Ph.D.
V.P. Director
Community Based EMS

Minn. responders make house calls after hospital stays

Firefighters will check-up on patients as part of a new pilot program to help reduce readmissions   By Mary Jane Smetanka Star Tribune   MINNEAPOLIS — When a 90-year-old woman was discharged recently from Methodist Hospital after a bout with … Continue reading …

UTILIZATION OF MEDICARE AMBULANCE TRANSPORT

On September 24, 2013, the Inspector General issues a report, called Utilization of Medicare Ambulance Transports 2002 – 2011, OEI 09-12-00350.  The report lists the increases in ambulance transports paid by Medicare Part B, fee-for-service, from 2002-2011, comparing many different categories.   … Continue reading …

Affordable Healthcare Act

Special DHS Committee April 15, 2014 Presentation   Authors: Cathy Eden, Jeff Clark, Mary Cameli Cart Ashbury, John Tomazin   This paper is in conjunction with our oral report to the full committee. We thought a good discussion of these … Continue reading …

District Services Board seeks funding for community paramedicine project

By Alicia McCutcheon on April 9, 2014   MANITOULIN—During the March meeting of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB), members learned of the province’s new initiative in moving toward a model of paramedicine, utilizing paramedics in Northern and rural areas … Continue reading …

Upcoming Community Paramedicine Boot camp in Denver, CO

Community   Paramedicine and Mobile Integrated Healthcare are definitely buzz words in   the industry. This year, ZOLL is dedicating an entire educational track of   their annual conference to multiple aspects of Community Paramedicine.   Here is   a … Continue reading …

Report on the Korea-Arizona Trauma Summit

Trauma is one of the leading causes of death and disability—with injuries accounting for 9% of global mortality—and has an enormous worldwide impact on health.1 Preventing and decreasing the burden of trauma are among the chief challenges for public health … Continue reading …

Oregon Tech and OHSU Launch EMS Management Degree Program

The educational partnership between Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) and Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) has launched a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Management. This new bachelor’s degree, one of only 13 in the United … Continue reading …

AZDHS and Bob Ramsey Accepting the 2013 Vision Award

The Arizona Department of Health Services and Bob Ramsey from the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation won its second 2013 Vision Award for its Telephone-Assisted Resuscitation Gains Essential Time (TARGET) Program, which increases survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by improving the … Continue reading …

Paramedics will get power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis

by: Alicia Wood Political Reporter The Sunday Telegraph  March 08, 2014 10:00PM The NSW Ambulance Service is trialling the hospital refusal on the Central Coast, following a landmark Auditor General’s report that found paramedics should be able to refuse transport … Continue reading …

Evidence of CIP in Rural Areas

The Flex Monitoring Team is a consortium of the Rural Health Research Centers located at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Southern Maine. Under contract with the federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Flex Monitoring … Continue reading …