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Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 4, 2022 - Notice from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) announcing a public meeting of the FirstNet Authority Board and Board Committees on August 17, 2022, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific. An agenda will be published on the FirstNet Authority website.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 12, 2022 - Describes financial and staffing challenges facing rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Indiana. Notes a gradual shift over 50 years of EMS serving as rapid transportation from the scene of an accident to the hospital toward EMS providing basic medical procedures, while EMS is still largely reimbursed as transportation. Discusses efforts to change the state's EMS funding system in order to sustain the workforce and meet the needs of rural areas.
Source: Indiana Capital Chronicle
Jun 16, 2022 - Highlights the efforts of a rural community in Maine to create a mobile, telehealth-based emergency care program that enables paramedics in the field to connect patients with specialty care providers. Discusses the challenges of providing care in expansive rural areas and the potential impacts of the model on rural access to emergency services.
Source: The Denver Channel

Last Updated: 8/4/2022