Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Community Paramedicine

The SC Rural Health Research Center has a history of working with community partners, providers, and systems to analyze, evaluate, and otherwise aid in their operations. One such project is the Abbeville Area Medical Center's Community Paramedicine Project.  This pilot, spearheaded by David Porter (Director of Abbeville's EMS), utilizes paramedics to conduct home visits for medically indigent patients.  The two videos below summarize the program, introduce you to the EMTs and a couple patients, and discuss some of the outcomes from this innovative project.