ExpiredIntroduction to Community Paramedicine

  • September 8, 2016
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Community paramedicine (CP) is a new and evolving model of community-based health care in which paramedics function outside their customary emergency response and transport roles in ways that facilitate more appropriate use of emergency care resources and/or enhance access to primary care for medically underserved populations. CP programs typically are designed to address specific local problems and to take advantage of locally developed linkages and collaborations between and among emergency medical services (EMS) and other health care and social service providers and, thus, are varied in nature. Interest in community paramedicine has substantially grown in recent years based on the belief that it may improve access to and quality of care while also reducing costs.

Dr. Swayze will discuss the Community Paramedicine approach and the role of EMS providers, the stakeholders that are involved in Community Paramedicine and the patient assessment model of Community Paramedicine.

Program Objectives:

  • Describe how Community Paramedicine fills healthcare service gaps, without replacing healthcare workers
  • Discuss the role of EMS providers and stakeholders
  • Describe the patient assessment model of Community Paramedicine

About the Presenter:

Faculty: Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center of Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. He has a doctorate in public health, MBA and a Master’s Degree in EMS. Dr. Swayze has nearly 10 years of experience in running a successful Mobile Integrated Healthcare System and is widely considered both a pioneer and an expert in Community Paramedicine.

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The recording will be available approximately 1 day after each session. Recording will be available to view online only by paid attendees for 2 weeks after the final session.


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