Veteran paramedic pairs community paramedic, mental health specialist in new response model


Julie Lahr, who has been in EMS for 16 years, said she started thinking outside the box after realizing the impact community paramedics and mental health specialists could make in the field.

Sometimes, the best medicine is taking the time to look a patient in the eye and let them know that you care for the brief amount of time you spend with them during transport. That’s one poignant thing Julie Lahr took from paramedic school.

“That particular seed of patient care was planted years ago and has been growing in me ever since,” Lahr said.

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