EMS World Expo 2016 Offers "Creating an Evidence-Based Practice for EMS in Integrated Healthcare" Workshop

EMS World Expo 2016 Offers "Creating an Evidence-Based Practice for EMS in Integrated Healthcare" Workshop

Press Release Jun 11, 2016

Fort Atkinson, WI (June 10, 2016) – A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine asserted that, “Despite high expectations for mobile integrated health care and community paramedicine programs, we largely lack rigorous data on their performance.” A 1-day workshop debuting at this year's EMS World Expo in New Orleans, LA, aims to change that.

Creating an Evidence-Based Practice for EMS in Integrated Healthcare is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The workshop, which is presented by Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, EMT-P, Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP, and Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is designed for clinicians and leaders who want to use science to prove their worth.

Over the past few years, we have seen a proliferation of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs launched by EMS agencies as a way to deal with increasing call volumes amid shrinking resources while also providing patient-centric care and offering added value to our stakeholders in a healthcare system that is undergoing an unprecedented transformation.

Many programs that were initially funded by grant monies now need to find ways to be financially sustainable. In addition, EMS agencies need to prove the clinical value of the patient care they are delivering within the community paramedic model. Part of this process involves developing evidence-based practice for EMS in the integrated healthcare environment. This workshop will outline research methods, data capture and useful metrics related to program funding and patient outcomes.

Objectives will include:

  • Research methodologies;
  • Data retrieval strategies and informatics;
  • Outcome measurements;
  • Development of an integrative healthcare research agenda for EMS programs.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Community paramedics;
  • Nurse practitioners;
  • EMS and fire chiefs;
  • EMS medical directors;
  • State EMS officials.

This workshop has been developed by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) at UCLA. The PCRF has educated more than 500 individuals in prehospital care research over the last 15 years. The faculty have extensive experience in research and integrated health and community paramedicine delivery systems in EMS. The format will be lectures with interactive participation by attendees.

Attendees receive 8 hours of CECBEMS-accredited CE. In addition, this workshop has been approved by the International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP) for continuing education activity appropriate for renewal of the Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C®) credential from the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC).

Pricing: $215 by Sept. 2; $240 after Sept 2. Register today at EMSWorldExpo.com.

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North America’s largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show, EMS World Expo, hosted in partnership with NAEMT, will bring over 5,100 EMS professionals together at the New Orleans Convention Center, October 3–7, 2016. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training EMS professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow. To register for the conference, visit EMSWorldExpo.com.

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