I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s a waste of time. I think it depends on the service, and how much time they put into the program.Community Paramedic Programs. What do those involved actually do? Any value in them or is it a waste of time and money? Curious if it would cut down on "frequent flyers?"
Might be your best option seeing as California is a beast unto itself when it comes to EMS.I don’t want to end up taking a community paramedic course out of state only to find out California doesn’t recognize it. Is it pretty standard among all states? Maybe I should wait until I find one in California.
do you work for an agency that has a CP program? what are their requirements? what are the requirements to hold a California CP certification? does it really matter?I don’t want to end up taking a community paramedic course out of state only to find out California doesn’t recognize it. Is it pretty standard among all states? Maybe I should wait until I find one in California.
I'm curious why that is. Seems counterproductive -- who typically drives these patients home?When Indians get a ride home from the hospital the driver isn't supposed to stop at the pharmacy so that they can get scripts filled, even though they have to drive through the town (and usually stop and get fuel) to take them home.
as perInteresting to note that it doesn’t look like CP-C actually requires NRP…seems like EMTs are eligible? The exam outline looks to not have many interventions out of EMT scope & only seems to include a few things beyond EMT curriculum as far as clinical care goes (wound care devices & labs).
CP-C ELIGIBILITYThe IBSC is responsible for the administration and development of specialty certification exams for critical care professionalswww.ibscertifications.org
To obtain certification, the candidate must hold an unrestricted license or certificate to practice as a EMT, paramedic, or other nursing or community health worker with appropriate education and training as defined by local rule or regulation.
Sort of. Most counties when public health nursing started provided case management services for everyone in the county. Funding dried up so now it’s mostly grants tied to specific populations for case management services or hospital funding for case management services to prevent readmissions.Sounds like public health nursing.