Author Archives: Brian Rooney

Super-powered community health workers?

This month, EMS World author Matt Zavadsky provided an interesting look at the differences between community health workers (CHW) and their EMS-based counterparts, community paramedics (CP). CHW programs are soaring in popularity and legitimacy. CP programs, meanwhile, have experienced slower … Continue reading

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Ballistic helmets and body armor not just for cops any longer

Unfortunately, the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse night club earlier this month has, once again, underscored the dangers that emergency responders are forced to encounter as part of their commitment to serving our communities. These dangers are certainly not isolated … Continue reading

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Lead authors of forthcoming Community Health Paramedicine textbook join other thought leaders at CP 360 Community Paramedicine Conference.

Community paramedicine thought leaders gathered at the inaugural CP 360 Community Paramedicine Conference in Maine this week, including Dr. Michael Wilcox, MD, FACEP, FAAFP and Kai Hjermstad, AAS, NREMT-P, CP, lead authors of the new Community Health Paramedicine textbook from … Continue reading

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