Rural Health Resources by Topic: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
Provides an overview of the role community paramedicine can play in meeting rural healthcare needs, with examples from several states. Highlights the pros and cons of this approach, describes how it is funded, and identifies states that have taken legislative action on the issue. Article begins on page number 22.
Author(s): Michelle Ancell Citation: State Legislatures, 22-25 Date: 09/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures view details
Community Paramedic Pilot Study Recommendations
Policy brief presenting recommendations regarding the implementation of a Community Paramedicine Program in North Dakota. Discusses the gaps in the North Dakota healthcare delivery system, especially in rural areas.
Date: 09/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Center for Nursing view details
Rural Emergency Medical Technician Pre-Hospital Electrocardiogram Transmission
Rural communities face challenges to rapid emergency response services for heart attacks, mostly related to prolonged travel time. As a strategy to address this, this research article sought evidence of the risks and benefits associated with electrocardiogram (ECG) protocols, which urban ambulance teams staffed with paramedic level providers have been successful in implementing.
Author(s): Angela Powell, Joshua Halon, Jessica Nelson Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(2), 2690 Date: 05/2014 Type: Document view details
Blueprint for Community Paramedicine Programs Especially for EMS Agencies
Describes implementation of a Community Paramedicine program in Abbeville, South Carolina, and identifies ways that emergency medical technicians can expand their roles in order to bridge healthcare gaps in rural areas. Includes strategies for program promotion and evaluation.
Date: 03/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health view details
Patient Simulators Sharpen Skills of Rural Practitioners
Discusses medical innovations in simulation training and the associated benefits for rural practitioners, who often see fewer emergencies than their urban counterparts.
Author(s): Candi Helseth Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 02/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Community Paramedic Program Handbook
A comprehensive planning manual to be used by paramedic services or a community for the development of a community paramedic program. Provides an array of resources focused on assessing community needs, determining program scope, identifying services to provide, engaging the community, developing policies and procedures, conducting training, and developing an evaluation plan. Requires filling out a form to download the program manual.
Author(s): Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Christopher A. Montera, Anne Robinson Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Savvik Foundation view details
Innovations: What is Community Paramedicine?
Describes the field of community paramedicine and the role of community paramedics. Describes their work in helping to improve healthcare access in medically underserved communities.
Citation: Urgent Matters eNewsletter, 10(2) Date: 03/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences view details