Topics: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

For more information and resources, see RHIhub’s Emergency Medical Services and Trauma topic guide.

Recruitment and Retention: Overcoming the Rural EMS Dilemma

Humboldt’s EMS wreck extrication team rescues a driver from a motor vehicle collision.


Limited funding, expanding coverage areas, and a cultural shift in volunteerism across generations has motivated EMS leaders to find new recruitment methods that attract more personnel and keep them as long as possible.

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February 7, 2018

Services Integration Strengthens Rural EMS

Simulations in Clatsop County


By integrating rural EMS with other services, programs in Oregon, Minnesota and Maine are improving patient care, EMS response times and provider skills.

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August 16, 2012

An Interview with Dennis Berens

Dennis Berens


The former director of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health looks back at his career so far, and discusses the future of rural communities.

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August 16, 2012

EMT vs Paramedics

A brief discussion of the differences between emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics.

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November 15, 2010