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Community Paramedicine – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Community Paramedicine.

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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Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model
Provides information on a CMS model that permits ambulance care teams to use alternate models of emergency healthcare, such as telehealth treatment and transport to alternative destinations, to improve quality and lower costs of care. Rural Medicare-enrolled suppliers or hospital-based ambulance providers without current medical dispatch and/or telehealth are eligible to participate.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Case Study: Paramedicine Program Strengthens Rural Health Care System
Shares how leaders of Community Hospital in rural McCook, Nebraska reached their goal of reducing ambulance transports, emergency room visits, and hospital readmissions by partnering with community organizations to create the McCook Community Paramedicine program. Focuses on program's approach, key steps, lessons learned, and results.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bryan Health, City of McCook Fire Department, Community Hospital, Community Hospital Health Foundation, McCook Clinic PC
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PubMed Search: Community Paramedicine
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of community paramedicine in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Community Paramedicine Insights Forum
Serves as a forum, educational opportunity, and discussion group for those trying to establish community paramedicine services or systems on a local, regional, or statewide basis. Includes monthly webinar calls consisting of presentations and Q&A sessions based on experiences and lessons learned from others wishing to establish a community paramedicine program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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Community Paramedic
Provides an overview of the Community Paramedic Program, a standard curriculum that universities and colleges can adapt for use in community paramedicine certification programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Savvik Foundation
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Last Updated: 9/15/2022