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Resources by Topic: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

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
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Community Paramedicine & the Changing Face of EMS
Presents an interview with David Johnson, a community paramedic in Minnesota. Discusses the role of community paramedics, in both rural and urban areas, whose effort is designed to reach underserved populations with both primary care resources and improved pre-hospital care.
Author(s): Nora Vanni
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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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
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EMS Live @ Nite Still Educating Northwest Health Professionals Far and Wide
Update to a Rural Monitor Around the Country article featuring Washington's EMS Live @ Nite program, a video conference educational series for rural and frontier medical personnel.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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