The purpose of this Guidebook is to do just that – guide you through the research, analysis, planning, development, and successful launch of your own customized Florida Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) Program. This resource is straight-forward and easy to read. In addition to guidance, it provides recommendations and lessons learned from MIH-CP programs in Florida, advice from experts across the country, with expanded resources and templates
FLORIDA MIH COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK
1. Any prehospital clinical care program must have an
engaged and active Medical Director who oversees
protocol development, clinical training, clinical
procedures, and quality assurance.
2. The program must
perform a thorough
needs assessment in
order to design and
operationalize a service
delivery model that will
address the specific
needs of the
Without a clear
understanding of specific
needs, how can the
program be expected to
meet specific objectives?
This toolkit compiles emerging practices and resources to support rural communities seeking to build community paramedicine and mobile integrated health programs across the United States.
This toolkit presents practical strategies that can help rural communities build successful community paramedicine programs. In particular, it focuses on existing programs that have successfully provided rural community paramedicine services.
Hospice care aims to support patients and families at the end of life. EMS was designed to reduce death and disability. While the goals of these two fields may not perfectly align, EMS is often called to provide emergency care for hospice patients, even though EMTs and paramedics are not always sufficiently trained in communicating with families at such times. Moreover, EMS care most often results in transport to an ED, although for these patients an ED may not be the most appropriate destination.
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