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

Charting the course of community paramedicine

Experts discuss the challenges, opportunities — and, perhaps, inevitability — of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine programs By Michael Gerber   Despite the unexpected snow outside, more than 100 EMS providers and administrators gathered in a Washington, D.C., ballroom … Continue reading …

How 4 cities are making community paramedicine work for them

  Fort Worth, Winnipeg, San Diego and McKinney provide very different programs, but they all successfully address patient needs specific to their communities By Michael Gerber     Home visits in Fort Worth   When John Farris, a paramedic in … Continue reading …

Community Paramedics Part of Big Medicaid Savings in Minnesota

From Staff     Created: July 18, 2014 State’s new IHP initiative shows preliminary savings of $10 million in first year.   As community paramedic programs have proliferated, one of the biggest questions has concerned whether they’ll actually save money. Data … Continue reading …

ANA’s essential principles for utilization of community paramedics

As community paramedicine continues to grow, the American Nurses Association released standards for working together to provide quality services   By the American Nurses Association   Background   Over the past decade, emergency medical services (EMS) has piloted a new role, … Continue reading …

911 phone triage can put EMS resources where most needed

A nurse call center, when done correctly, can reduce unnecessary responses and create greater efficiency in the 911 system   By Arthur Hsieh   If you’ve been in the business for any length of time, you probably have a story … Continue reading …

Buffalo Keeps Rural/Metro for Another Five Years

City officials stick with current service after looking at other proposals   JILL TERRERI The Buffalo News |     | Friday, June 20, 2014   Buffalo officials looked at other proposals for ambulance service but have decided to stick with … Continue reading …

Community Paramedicine Fact Sheet

    What is Community Paramedicine?   Community Paramedicine (CP) is a model of community-based health care in which paramedics function outside their customary emergency response and transport roles in ways that facilitate more appropriate use of emergency care resources … Continue reading …

Colo. county signs ambulance contract after scrambling for services

The new contract took four months of negotiations after Colorado Springs pulled out of the county service and caused some reshuffling   By Lisa Walton The Gazette   EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — After months of negotiations, the El Paso County … Continue reading …

The Dallas program shows how EMS can lead health care reform

By expanding our roles, not scope, community paramedicine programs represent a new way of thinking that can shape the future of health care   By Arthur Hsieh   Six months ago we reported that the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department was initiating … Continue reading …

Texas community paramedicine pilot program showing early signs of success

The program focuses on 254 Dallas patients who called 911 a combined 4,500 times last year; in 30 days, frequent flier calls have been reduced by 23 percent   By Tristan Hallman The Dallas Morning News   DALLAS, Texas — … Continue reading …