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Resources by Topic: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

National Consensus Conference on Community Paramedicine: Summary of an Expert Meeting
Reports on an October 2012 meeting of community paramedicine experts. Identifies meeting themes related to community paramedicine practices, resources, gaps to address, and opportunities for future collaboration and promotion of best community medicine practices.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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A National Agenda for Community Paramedicine Research
Summarizes comments from community paramedicine stakeholders at an October 2012 meeting on community paramedicine. Includes discussion and collaboration aimed at building a national evidence base on community paramedicine.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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An Interview with Dennis Berens
An interview with Dennis Berens, the former director of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health, who looks back at his career so far, and discusses the future of rural communities.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Volunteer EMS Squads Face Staffing Challenges
Discusses how volunteer EMS squads are dwindling in number due to the lack of able-bodied and available recruits.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Services Integration Strengthens Rural EMS
By integrating rural EMS with other services, programs in Oregon, Minnesota, and Maine are improving patient care, EMS response times, and provider skills. Features Minnesota's Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) educational program, Maine's Emergency Medical Services, and several programs in Oregon.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Handbook for EMS Medical Directors
Provides a baseline overview of key roles and responsibilities to assist current and prospective medical directors in performing their duties. Includes rural and volunteer agencies.
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
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Community Paramedicine Evaluation Tool
Provides a framework by which data can be collected from multiple community paramedicine programs to develop common successes and challenges. Designed to address rural settings.
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Beyond 911: State and Community Strategies for Expanding the Primary Care Role of First Responders
Examines the role of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in relation to the model of care known as community paramedicine which provides care to those in rural areas.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Mobile EMS Lab Improves Critical Care in Nevada's High Desert
Highlights Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services (HGH-EMS), which is taking ultrasound and lab out in the field to improve patient outcomes in rural areas.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Crisis and Crossroad in Rural North Dakota Emergency Medical Services
Presents an assessment of challenges facing EMS in rural North Dakota. Serves as the final report for the Rural North Dakota EMS Improvement Project.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, SafeTech Solutions
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