Virtual Learning Sessions with Paramedicine Experts —Extended Through June 2021

November 7, 2020




The Florida Rural Health Association along with Project ECHO are working to support first responders such as firefighters, EMS, medical transport personnel, and law enforcement officers, in their roles on the frontlines of America’s. These sessions will help you build expertise in the development and management of a community paramedicine program.

What is Project ECHO?
Using proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model™ connects groups of community providers with specialists in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, help local workers gain the expertise required to provide needed services. By providing case consultations and brief presentations, experts in mental health, substance abuse, prevention, and wellness will enhance first responders’ knowledge and skills. We hope to teach, learn, and share best practices across the communities of first responders and to assist them in building self-efficacy.

How does it work?
Join an online virtual learning sessions with Rural EMS/Paramedicine experts biweekly. Sessions have been extended through June 2021.

Discuss and share:
• Clinical care presentations and discussion
• A brief educational presentation by experts in paramedicine, mental health & substance, prevention, and wellness

EMS Project ECHO offers:
• Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with subject-matter experts and health care staff
• New ways to support patients in their home community

Target Audience: 
Rural primary care providers, Rural EMS agencies, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in rural areas, and Rural Health Networks (RHNs) and their staff.

Presenters: To be Announced

Participants will learn how to create an evidence-based Paramedicine program encompassing:
• Prevention
• Response
• Treatment
• Recovery

• Define the Problem
• Ensure Client Safety
• Provide Support

• Examine Alternations
• Make Plans
• Obtain Commitment



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