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Brian Rooney

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Super-powered community health workers?

Posted by Brian Rooney on Feb 14, 2017 10:27:55 AM

This month, EMS World author Matt Zavadsky provided an interesting look at the differences between community health workers (CHW) and their EMS-based counterparts, community paramedics (CP). CHW programs are soaring in popularity and legitimacy. CP programs, meanwhile, have experienced slower growth and more reimbursement challenges. Zavadsky suggests that the answer for CP growth may be in cross certifying these EMS professionals as community health workers, thereby combining the clinical competencies of CP’s with the CHW’s evidence-based intervention capabilities. Read the full article here.

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Ballistic helmets and body armor not just for cops any longer

Posted by Brian Rooney on Jun 30, 2016 12:36:36 PM

Unfortunately, the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse night club earlier this month has, once again, underscored the dangers that emergency responders are forced to encounter as part of their commitment to serving our communities. These dangers are certainly not isolated to law enforcement officers as fire and emergency medical responders are also often in the line of fire.

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Lead authors of forthcoming Community Health Paramedicine textbook join other thought leaders at CP 360 Community Paramedicine Conference.

Posted by Brian Rooney on May 20, 2016 11:30:13 AM
Dr. Michael Wilcox, MD, FACEP, FAAFP (left) and Kai Hjermstad, AAS, NREMT-P, CP (right) of Hennepin Technical College relax after a great day at the inaugural CP 360 Maine Community Paramedicine Conference.
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