Community Paramedics Needed for Study

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking community paramedics to participate in a qualitative research study: Factors Affecting Role Transition from Acute to Community-Based Paramedicine.

The purpose of this study is to better understand the factors that influence a paramedic’s decision to transition from an acute EMS role to a community-based one, as well as overall perceptions about the field.

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Eligible participants will be asked to partake in an interview via web-based video conferencing platforms licensed by UW-Madison. The interview is expected to take approximately 60 minutes. There is no compensation for this research study.

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To participate in this study, you need to be:

• ≥ 18 years old

• English Speaking

• Currently working as a community paramedic (primary role)

• Must work in any U.S. state or territory, excluding Wisconsin

For more information about this study, please contact Ela Rybczyk via email at rybczyk@wisc.edu.

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