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

Arizona Community Paramedicine Update July 2014

Catherine R. Eden, Ph.D. V.P. Director Community Based EMS Ramsey Social Justice Foundation 1501 W. Fountainhead Parkway #501 Tempe, Arizona 85282 cathy@ramseyfoundation.org   Arizona Community Paramedicine Update July 2014   Will Humble Director of The Arizona Department of Health Services … Continue reading …

Q&A: Chicago’s medical director talks mobile integrated healthcare

Eric Beck shares his thoughts on where mobile integrated healthcare is headed, and how it goes beyond community paramedicine to connect healthcare providers   By Jenifer Goodwin, EMS1 Contributor   Over the past year, EMS leaders have been engaged in … Continue reading …

A Nurse’s View of Community Paramedicine

An interview with Anne Robinson-Montera, RN, BSN   From the July issue of Integrated Healthcare Delivery.   Anne Robinson-Montera, RN, BSN, received her BSN from Bethel College in Newton, KS. She has 17 years of nursing experience in public health, … Continue reading …

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 …