Paramedic effort in Livingston County may divert emergency room visits

Livingston County EMS wants to revive a community paramedic program. A county ambulance is shown Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.

Livingston County EMS officers want to deliver again a community paramedic method that ended two a long time in the past.

Community paramedics, relatively than assisting only in emergency circumstances, will do these types of issues as make house calls, deliver wellness evaluations and treatment, and support health professionals, social companies and community health initiatives in approaches that generally are outdoors their occupation description. 

The aim of the program is to lessen pointless trips to the unexpected emergency place, hospitalization and medical center readmissions.

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners previously this month voted to allow EMS to apply for a group support grant of up to $76,000 as a result of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospitals.

EMS Director Dave Feldpausch mentioned a grant would relaunch the program by the close of the year with a person group paramedic, and the effort would have to have to secure prolonged-expression funding resources to keep going. The software was cut in 2019 thanks to monetary constraints.

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