The State of CT Department of Public Health and their partners are in the process of creating a Mobile Integrated Healthcare system in Connecticut that will involve Paramedics in a new and different community, non-emergent role.
The information below will give you an idea on the role and responsibility of the Community Paramedic and how this class can prepare you for this new Paramedic opportunity
Community paramedicine expands the role of EMS professionals to help fill a critical gap in the health care system—responding to the medical needs of underserved communities and ultimately improving the quality of life and health for these populations. From managing chronic disease to preventive care to coordinating health services, the community paramedic collaborates with a dedicated team of health care professionals to address health problems within their communities, reduce hospital readmissions, prevent unnecessary ambulance transports, and keep patients where they want to be: in their homes.
Community Health Paramedicine offers clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This innovative training solution prepares experienced paramedics to expand their role within their existing scope of practice, including:
The community paramedicine program is designed to educate experienced ALS providers with the required skills needed to function within an MIH, community paramedicine program. Program topics will include high-risk patient populations, community resources, chronic disease management, the pathophysiology of disease, and lab techniques and tests. The program is built on 3 pillars:
Topic areas include but are not limited to:
Introduction to Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine * Development and Implantation of Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health Programs * Community Needs Assessment * Communication *Anatomy and Pathology Review * Pharmacology * Chronic Disease Management * Special Populations * Mental Health * Patient Assessments * Plan of Care * Immunizations * Hospice and Palliative Care * Nutrition
This course addresses these needs in two phases:
CPR Training Professionals is offering the Community Paramedic Program in a hybrid format. Our course will prepare Paramedic Students for the IBSC CP Paramedic Exam if they choose to do so, or are required to hold a CP Certification.
These are the details of our Course:
ED Social Worker Shadow Rotation
Behavioral Health Site Visits Rotation
CHR crisis team shadow Rotation
CHF clinic observation Rotation
Hospice Observation Rotation
Home Health Ride along Rotation