Oregon Ambulance Service Has Success with Community Paramedicine Program

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COOS COUNTY, Ore.– Bay Cities Ambulance says it has seen success in the first six months running a pilot program involving home check-ups.

The program has paramedics visiting patients who were recently released from the hospital but are at risk of going back, NBC 16 reports.

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Patient Debbie Spiteri says the program has helped her tremendously.

“It taught me the importance of medication for one thing,” she said. “Before I was taking pills, pills and not really thinking about what they could do even though I was told.”

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The program lasts for 30 days but can be extended if the paramedic has concerns. Bay Cities is looking for more funding to make the program permanent.

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