About this course
Prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery are the five steps of Emergency Management.
EMS also plays a role in non-emergent medical care. Community Paramedicine (CP), also known as Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH), is a patient-centered healthcare model in which EMS clinicians provide care outside the emergency response system, frequently through scheduled visits in the patient’s home.
These patients are often from underserved populations without ready access to healthcare or health insurance. Community paramedics work closely with primary care physicians, social services and other preventive services, resulting in patients making fewer emergency calls for help and experiencing better health outcomes.
What you will learn
- Learn EMS clinicians also play an important role in mental health and behavioral health crisis services.
- Learn ideal crisis response model is an integrated service involving EMS, mental health professionals and sometimes law enforcement to provide caring, high-quality support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
- learn the goal of crisis services is to increase access to quality mental and behavioral healthcare for those in need.