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September 2015 Supplement, Doing It Right

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Scope of Practice, Training & Tips for Conducting Effective Mobile Integrated Healthcare Programs

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.

Marrying Community Paramedicine with Existing EMS Scope of Practice

Federal guidelines were expanded to include community healthcare in both scope of practice and education standards, but gray areas remain.

Core Competencies for Community Paramedics

The community paramedic’s shift in role from problem solver to patient care facilitator requires additional competencies.

Initial Training and Continuing Education for Community Paramedics

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.

Strategies for Developing an Effective MIH-CP Education Curriculum

The challenges are many, but here’s how American Medical Response developed an effective curriculum model for training MIH-CP providers.

Community Healthcare Emergency Collaborative’s Standardized MIH-CP Curriculum

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.

Six Components of a Successful MIH-CP Program

Do you have “the six rights” in your mobile integrated healthcare program?

Establishing Partnerships Between Home Health and EMS-Based Mobile Integrated Healthcare

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.

Top 10 Points for MIH-CP Success

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.