Rural Project Examples: Emergency medical services
Other Project Examples
Rescue Divas EMT Recruitment
Updated/reviewed June 2022
- Need: Increased number of emergency medical technicians in rural northern Wisconsin.
- Intervention: Creation of a program, Rescue Divas, for middle school girls to spark interest in emergency medical services careers.
- Results: Post-participation results demonstrate the camp increases interest in an emergency medical services career.
Simulation in Motion-South Dakota (SIM-SD) EMS Educational Outreach Program
Updated/reviewed January 2021
- Need: To provide increased educational opportunities for emergency care personnel in rural and frontier South Dakota.
- Intervention: A technologically advanced training was created to enhance the delivery of emergency patient care.
- Results: Hundreds of emergency medical services (EMS) staff and volunteers received training that in turn helped them in the field of emergency patient care.
Updated/reviewed September 2020
- Need: To reduce farm injuries and improve EMS and fire/rescue's response to these injuries in rural Louisiana.
- Intervention: AGRIMEDIC is a two-day training for first responders.
- Results: 732 first responders have received training.
Savvik Buying Group (Formerly North Central EMS Cooperative (NCEMSC)
Updated/reviewed February 2020
- Need: Due to its reduced Medicare ambulance service reimbursement, the 1997 Balanced Budget Act threatened to put many rural volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) providers out of business across the country.
- Intervention: Savvik (formerly North Central EMS Cooperative, or NCEMSC) created a mechanism for EMS providers to achieve cost reduction through group purchasing.
- Results: The program brings discounts on EMS supplies to over 6,300 members across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Updated/reviewed September 2019
- Need: Distance, time, and cost make it difficult for EMS volunteers to attend continuing education and maintain certification.
- Intervention: Inland Northwest Health Services delivers free online training to rural EMS providers via video teleconferencing.
- Results: The EMS Live@Nite program provides free, monthly training to rural EMS providers in the northwestern part of the United States. The program is available through live video conferencing from certified locations in rural communities.
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