The future of EMS staffing post-pandemic
Our co-hosts discuss the effect of falling call volumes on EMS staffing levels and how agencies can prepare for the future
On today's podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson ponder what the EMS systems of the future will look like after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Around the country, emergency services are seeing upwards of a 40% decrease in calls and transports. If this trend continues, will we need as many EMTs and paramedics as we did pre-pandemic? If we need to change the staffing model, Cebollero proposes a three-tier model of BLS response, with ALS intercept and community paramedics working in both preventive and primary care. Listen to the latest episode and join the discussion in the comments below.