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Register for the Community Paramedicine Workshop at EMS Today

Jan 12, 2019

Learn Motivational Interviewing Skills To Help Even The Most Challenging of Patients


Community Paramedicine: Motivational Interviewing

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center,National Harbor, Maryland
Desiree Partain
Desiree Partain, CCP-C
Clinical Program Manager, MedStar Mobile Health

Brandon Pate
Critical Care Paramedic
MedStar Mobile Healthcare

One of the most challenging obstacles community paramedics face is trying not to fix all of their patients' problems.

For many, EMS is a desirable industry because it offers the ability to help others in need. But what do you do when you are faced with a patient who doesn't want help, or is resistant or ambivalent to change?

Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic approach that moves an individual away from uncertainty and toward positive decisions based on accomplishing established goals. It allows the community paramedic the ability to empower their patients to make changes in order to ensure program success through patient autonomy, collaboration, and evocation.

The cost for this course is $225 by Jan. 18 ($250 after). The course is approved for 8 hours of CAPCE CE credit.

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