COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE SERIES (CP-C)
Community Paramedicine Series - course series focuses on the knowledge and skills that paramedics need to succeed as community paramedics. As paramedics are increasingly depended upon to provide preventive as well as emergent and urgent care, these courses are outstanding education for all paramedics. The series is also designed to prepare paramedics to take the IBSC Community Paramedic Certification (CP-C) exam. The courses within the series may be taught individually or combined to create a semester-long community paramedicine program.
Community Paramedicine is an emerging healthcare delivery model that increases access to basic services by utilizing specially trained emergency medical service (EMS) providers in an expanded role. Community Paramedics care for patients at home or in other non-urgent settings outside of a hospital under the supervision of a physician or advanced practice provider. Community Paramedics can expand the reach of primary care and public health services by using EMS personnel to perform patient assessments.
Over the past decade, local healthcare gaps around the U.S. and internationally have been filled through Community Paramedic programs that use EMS personnel to fill gaps in the healthcare system, particularly in round-the-clock management of non-acute illnesses, mental health issues, and chronic care follow-up needs. The Community Paramedic is ideally suited to provide better care for the community through non-emergency interaction with patients in the community, integration and coordination with a variety of needed services and improved patient navigation. Community Paramedic services will help reduce unnecessary trips to the emergency department, reduce readmission to the hospital, improve the patient's quality of life and decrease overall healthcare costs.
AUDIENCE: This course is for candidates who hold an unrestricted license or certification to practice as an EMT, Paramedic, or other nursing or community health worker with appropriate education and training as defined by local rule or regulation.
COURSE CONTENT: The course within the series may be taught individually or combined to create a semester-long community paramedicine program. Individual courses within the series include:
Motivational Interviewing (6 hrs class)
Wellness and Nutrition
Hospice and Palliative Care
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Pediatrics / Children with Special Health Care Needs
Clinical Medicine of Community Paramedicine
Intro to Community Paramedicine and Mobile Integrated Health
COURSE FORMAT: These series of courses may be taught individually or combined to create a semester-long program using classroom-based instructors, PowerPoint, and skill interaction throughout the course. Call for specific course hours.
PowerPoint-based course to ensure continuity, consistency, and "out the box thinking"
Instructor-led with hands-on to reinforce new skills and that of proficiency
Student manual is provided (purchase or STARR Library)
Course is updated with the NEW SCIENCE immediately when available
CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, students receive an NAEMT course completion certificate at which time the student is able to apply for the IBSC Community Paramedic Certification. This certification is renewable every 4 years through one of two ways: 1) Successfully retake the written certification exam. or 2) Complete the required recertification hours.