A big legal concern about MIH-CP programs has been greatly reduced with the issuance of the Office of Inspector General Advisory Opinion 19-03. Steve Wirth and Matt Zavadsky provide us with their insights, legal analysis and key takeaways for EMS agencies.
How the community paramedic interacts with their patients can play a vital role in influencing their thoughts and behaviors.
What do you do when you are faced with a patient who doesn't want help, is resistant, or is ambivalent to change?
Start thinking creatively about the work your crews are already doing and the data that's being collected. Learn to use data as a canvas on which to paint a picture of diligent care delivered.
For Community Paramedicine EMS Coordinator Tangye Beckham, the alpha and omega of a successful MIH-CP program is empathy, since the program’s most important purpose to meet an unmet community need.
Doc Wesley and Medic Wesley unpack a study conducted by surveying EMS providers on their experience caring for patients in hospice.
The Chandler Fire Department has integrated crisis response into its service delivery model. Using medical and fire-related data from incidents involving the team's clients, enhances the ability of the department in an effort to provide holistic medical and behavioral health prehospital treatment.
Since 1978, the Pine Hill EMS program has provided care to the Ramah Chapter of Navajo Nation. As call volume has increased, the program has adapted to provide the best possible care to its community. Although it’s not a novel idea for the community, the Pine Hill urgent care model is a bold move away from more traditional MIH-CP programs.
The Indianapolis EMS CORE program provides an innovative, community paramedicine approach to improving health through home interventions.
Lt. Kevin Spratlin to cover innovations in Memphis Fire EMS response