San Juan EMS Community Paramedicine bridges the gap between healthcare providers and the resources people need to stay in their homes, helping to avoid using 911 and the ER for preventable health care services, enabling people to get on the road to better health and keeping our 911 first responders in service longer.
The main goals of the community paramedicine program and service are to improve the quality of life and health for our community. Our community paramedics identify short- and long-term interventions to help improve a patient’s wellbeing.
Some interventions may include:
- Home assessments (e.g. safety)
- Patient resource need assessment (e.g. food)
- Chronic disease management (diabetes, CHF)
- Assisting patients to manage their own healthcare
- Acute care response to reduce hospitalizations
- Supportive care for assisted living populations
- Support for family caregivers
- Post-discharge follow-up to prevent readmissions
- Medication reconciliation and compliance
- Behavioral health follow-up to increase attendance at appointments
- Assessment with triage and referral
- Wound management
We are referred patients from Peace Island Medical Center ER (PIMC), 911 first responders, San Juan County Health Department, Hospice of San Juan, primary care doctors, Compass Health and family members.