This supplement covers scope of practice concerns, explores education and training needs, partnerships with home health and hospice, and other important things to consider when devloping a MIH-CP program.
Federal guidelines were expanded to include community healthcare in both scope of practice and education standards, but gray areas remain.
The community paramedic’s shift in role from problem solver to patient care facilitator requires additional competencies.
Christian Hospital EMS advanced practice paramedics take on critical care training, clinical rotations and specialty training to help patients navigate healthcare resources, stay out of the ED and contribute to a healthier community.
The challenges are many, but here’s how American Medical Response developed an effective curriculum model for training MIH-CP providers.
The curriculum has established competencies and a framework with minimum core specifications and can be adjusted to meet the needs of the state, region or educational institution running the training.
Do you have “the six rights” in your mobile integrated healthcare program?
Learn why EMS-based mobile integrated healthcare programs should be diligent in seeking out partnerships with home health and hospice care to find opportunities to add value and enhance these services in the community.
Identifying the needs of the community and its healthcare providers are only the first step toward success in implementing mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine.