EMS World

The crew is available 24/7 and responds to calls from medical providers, schools, the Safe Station program and individuals seeking help.
A Montana film crew is following the Santa Fe Fire Department's mobile health care team to document the benefits of community paramedicine.
Texas program lowered readmissions and cut nonemergent 9-1-1 calls using community paramedics.
The Birmingham Fire and Rescue C.A.R.E.S. program changed how Ben Thompson approached patient care, especially with frequent flyers.
The landscape of EMS is changing to an integrative and preventive model. The Virginia OEMS wants to help lead it there.
Ready Responders will consist of two paramedics responding to non-urgent 9-1-1 calls to ease the burden on emergency departments.
The deputy chief of operations at New Orleans EMS tailored his talk to local providers.
The partnership will deliver remote care management services to reduce costs for patients and healthcare organizations.
Haywood Regional Medical Center is developing the initiative with the county to cut down on hospital readmissions.
Portland is reaching out to residents struggling with addiction through community paramedics instead of jail time.
EMS providers are used to delivering one message, one time, to one place. But community paramedics must get comfortable with continued dialogue among a patient's entire care team. Technology can help.
Can fire-based MIH become a fiscally sustainable model? More important, does it improve the health of communities?
Memphis Fire Department Lt. Kevin Spratlin will cover the city's community paramedicine innovations.
Daniel Felton discusses how to overcome the legislative hurdles of establishing MIH-CP in your community.
Since medical emergencies comprise 87% of their calls, Albuquerque Fire Department hopes the program will more efficiently address their responses to those calls.