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Portland First Responders Aided by Homelessness Outreach Team
September 15, 2019
Dispatchers will send CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) to calls involving homeless people and provide medical and behavioral health assistance to relieve emergency crews.
Kan. Ambulance Transformed Into Community Outreach Vehicle
May 31, 2019
The vehicle will be staffed with a paramedic, mental health professional, homeless outreach advocate and intervention team member to provide medical services to the homeless.
Penn. County Unveils Mobile Stroke Unit
May 28, 2019
The MSU will be based in Bucks County and is the region’s first university-based, high-tech mobile stroke unit.
Fla. Community Paramedicine Program Reduces Hospital Visits
May 28, 2019
Gainesville Fire Rescue's new Community Resource Paramedic program has reduced hospital admissions by 62%.
Milwaukee Fights the Opioid Crisis with New MIH-CP Program
May 06, 2019
Milwaukee Fire Department's new task force, the Milwaukee Overdose Response Initiative, aims to reduce overdose deaths by providing supportive resources and treatment options to patients struggling…
Penn. EMS Outreach Program Helps Patients Recover From Addiction
May 03, 2019
Paramedics with North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue's Community Engagement Team refer people struggling with addiction to treatment centers and recovery specialists.
Minn. Community Paramedic Program Reduces Frequent Flyers
May 01, 2019
The North EMS community paramedic program has shown measurable results in its first six years.
Ill. Pilot Program May Improve Mental Health Patient Outcomes
April 12, 2019
If the proposal is approved, Rockford Fire Department paramedics could transport patients experiencing mental health crises to a treatment center.
Penn. Home Health Program Reduces ER Visits
April 02, 2019
Geisinger at Home employs "roving" paramedics, nurses, and other health care workers who check up on chronically ill residents at their homes.
Ohio Fire Dept., Hospitals Partner to Launch Mobile Stroke Unit
March 24, 2019
The Columbus Division of Fire is working with the city's major hospital networks to launch the stroke unit this summer.
Wisc. Agency Connects Geriatric Patients with Service to Prevent Falls
March 07, 2019
Patients who frequently call 9-1-1 for falls are referred to the Aging and Disability Resource Center for prevention efforts.
New Mnemonics for Community Paramedics
Anne M. Jensen, BS, EMT-P, Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, March 05, 2019
Use these devices to gauge a patient’s complete health picture.
Ill. Hospital Renews Mobile Stroke Unit Agreement
February 27, 2019
Though Rush University Medical Center's mobile stroke unit wasn't utilized in its first year, trustees approved a 2-year extension to have the resource available.
Calif. Fire Department to Bring Nurses to Non-Emergent 9-1-1 Calls
February 26, 2019
Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics will now be able to call in a nurse practitioner to handle non-emergent patients and conduct follow-up visits to reduce unnecessary ER visits.
Santa Fe Fire Department's MIH Program Helps the Homeless
February 24, 2019
Santa Fe Fire Department's Code Blue pilot program sends out ambulances to distribute sleeping bags to the homeless or offer them rides to shelters before they need to call 9-1-1.
HIMSS: Food Services and the Care Team
John Erich, February 22, 2019
A Pennsylvania nutritional-services organization ties into a major health information exchange.
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