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Community Paramedic Program a Successful Initiative

Overview:

Community Paramedics visit patients in their homes, and provide routine serivices, allowing other BC Emergency Health Services team members to be available for ambulance call outs.

Community Paramedic Program a Successful Initiative

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), we’ve developed a new program, within the last three years where we have community paramedics. It’s a new kind of position…it’s been amazing. So, here it’s – station 303 – there’s two full timers, so myself as the unit chief, I work Tuesday to Friday. [Person X] is the other full timer, Tuesday to Friday. He’s the [Community Paramedic] CP. So, where I’m actually working in an ambulance with a partner, [Person X] has his own vehicle and he makes, you know, routine visits to a certain demographic of the population, asthma, COPD. And he’s been – it’s been a wonderful initiative and we’re hoping to expand that scope as it kind of furthers along and shows itself to be a success.

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Innovation Tags:

Community & Volunteer

Contact(s):

Tracey DeLeeuw

Phone:

tel:604-900-5793

Community:

Community X

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