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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 under served populations.
The California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) (Pilot Project HWPP#173)has applied to become a sponsor of a CP pilot project that is intended to determine whether paramedics working in an expanded role in their community can help improve health system integration, efficiency, and/or fill identified health care needs. You may review their application.
The American Nurses Association has generated a document entitled Essential Principles for Utilization of Community Paramedics providing over arching standards and strategies for the RN and the Community Paramedic to apply when cooperating in various settings and across the continuum of care. They have also created a document entitled Regulatory Guide Considerations with Newly Created/Expanded Healthcare Workforce Roles. This is a supplement to the Principles for Utilization of Community Paramedics.
July 30, 2014-9am-1pm Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development 400 "R" St. Sacramento.
This public hearing is on the Health Workforce Pilot Project Application (HWPP #173) titled "Community Paramedicine." This hearing will be held by a disinterested state governmental official selected by the Director of OSHPD. Testimony may be presented by interested stakeholders of the proposed project at the hearing scheduled. Request for transcripts can be made to Gloria J. Robertson, Program Administrator, OSHPD 400 "R" St. Sacramento, CA 95811 or be email at Gloria.Robertson@oshpd.ca.gov.
June 18, 2014: Listen to a short segment of NPR dealing with the community paramedic movement. Go to http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/18/323007742/some-paramedics-doing-less-transport-more-treatment-at-scene