The role of community paramedics during COVID-19

Our co-hosts speak with five healthcare professionals to discuss community paramedicine utilization during the global pandemic


In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by five healthcare professionals to discuss how the use of community paramedics and community EMTs can make an impact on the workload of emergency services.

Dr. Maggie Allard, and internist/population health specialist, discusses the role of community paramedics in coordination with public health departments. Dr. John Loughname, a board-certified provider in Family Practice and Palliative Care with expertise in Community Paramedicine, and Dr. Mile Wilcox, medical director of EMS Education at Hennepin Technical College and medical advisor of EMS Education for Minnesota State College and Universities, discuss the role of community paramedics in regards to COVID-19, medical command, and public health, as well as how standardized training plays a role in getting community paramedics up-to-speed during the global pandemic.

Additionally, Dennie Russell, community paramedic manager at United Ambulance Services, and Matt Goudreau, director of Implementation Activate Care in Boston, Massachusetts, discuss Ground Level Capacity and provide insight into how community paramedics should be utilized in emergency medicine during the COVID-19 crisis

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