The Western Eagle County Health Services District and the North Central EMS Institute are pleased to announce the availability of the Community Paramedic Program Handbook. The handbook is designed to be used by paramedic services or a community as a planning guide to develop a Community Paramedic program. It is a comprehensive resource that includes information on Planning to Plan; Assessing Program Feasibility; Considering State Regulations; Making the Internal Commitment; Securing Key Partner Commitment; Determining how to Provide Medical Direction; Assessing Community Needs; Determining Program Scope; Services to Provide; Developing Personnel; Budgeting; Engaging the Community; Developing Policies and Procedures; Planning and Implementing Training; Developing an Evaluation Plan; Beginning Operations; and, Evaluating the Pilot Phase.
If that weren't enough, there are several chapters in the appendix that contain forms and tools that can be used throughout the process and after the beginning of operations.
We are grateful to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Emergency Medical Services Division and Western Eagle County Health Services District for funding the development of this Handbook so that it can be shared free of charge to interested parties. To get your copy of the Handbook, please fill out the form below and click submit. After you submit the form, you will be given a link to download the document.