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Community Paramedic Handbook Available from Program Sponsors

Dec 22, 2011

The handbook is designed to be used by paramedic services or a community as a planning guide to develop a Community Paramedic program.
The Western Eagle County Health Services District and the North Central EMS Institute are pleased to announce the availability of the Community Paramedic Program Handbook. The handbook is designed to be used by paramedic services or a community as a planning guide to develop a Community Paramedic program. It is a comprehensive resource that includes information on Planning to Plan; Assessing Program Feasibility; Considering State Regulations; Making the Internal Commitment; Securing Key Partner Commitment; Determining how to Provide Medical Direction; Assessing Community Needs; Determining Program Scope; Services to Provide; Developing Personnel; Budgeting; Engaging the Community; Developing Policies and Procedures; Planning and Implementing Training; Developing an Evaluation Plan; Beginning Operations; and, Evaluating the Pilot Phase. If that weren't enough, there are several chapters in the appendix that contain forms and tools that can be used throughout the process and after the beginning of operations. Click here to go to the webpage to download the manual, or go to www.communityparamedic.org and then click on CP Program Handbook.