September 12, 2013 at 2:44 PM
In this time of fiscal health restraints where resources, both human and financial, are stretched to the limit, an innovative design for the delivery of primary healthcare to rural communities is being considered. Community Paramedicine, while not a new idea, has never before been used in British Columbia.
Community Paramedicine is defined as a model of care whereby paramedics apply their training and skills in “non-traditional” community-based environments outside the usual emergency/transport model.
To find out how a Community Paramedicine program can benefit your area, select your community style below:
Source: Canadian Paramedicine Magazine - Jan 2013