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Community Paramedicine (CP) is a model of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) that encompasses community-based care.

 

Community Paramedics provide vital service in the form of preventative care in underserved areas, triage of acute calls, and facilitation of follow-up care as necessary.

 

Community Paramedics assist healthcare providers in both the primary care and emergency medicine specialties.

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Are You a Fit for CPPP?

Ask yourself these questions and if the answer is yes to any of them then our program is right for you.

1.   Have I been diagnosed with a chronic disease and don’t know how to manage it?

2.   Have I been diagnosed with or am I suffering from a mental illness and need help managing it?

3.   Do I need assistance with medication education?

4.   Have I called 911 to go to the hospital because I don’t have a doctor?

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What Does CPPP do?

  • Medication management

  • Assistance obtaining primary and specialty care services for chronic medical conditions

  • Patient education

  • Insurance navigation referrals

  • Mental and behavioral health referrals

  • Placement assistance for rehab or long-term care

  • Home safety inspections and referral for modifications

  • Treatment of some conditions at home

  • Assistance in obtaining transportation

  • Food and utility assistance referrals

PARTNERING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE

How to recognize us?

Community Paramedics drive SUVs rather than ambulances and wear specific uniforms with the CPPP Logo

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Typical Patient Schedule

Week 1   Home Visit (up to 3)

  1. Enrollment into program

  2. Identify critical needs

  3. Wellness Check

Week 2    Home Visit (up to 3)

  1. Follow up on identified needs

  2. Resource referral(s)

  3. Compliance education

  4. Wellness Check

Week 3   Home Visit (up to 2)

  1. Nutrition education

  2. Wellness Check

  3. Resource referral(s) follow-up

Week 4   Home Visit (up to 2)

  1. Compliance follow-up

  2. Wellness Check

Week 5   Home Visit (1)

  1. Wellness Check

Week 6   Home Visit (1)

  1. Wellness Check

Week 7   Home Visit (1)

  1. Wellness Check

Week 8   Home Visit (1)

  1. Wellness Check/Graduation

What can Community Paramedics do for Physicians?

We can provide the following with a request from Physicians: 

  • Specimen collection

  • Medication management, including initiating and managing intravenous administration

  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs) & Interpretation

  • Monitoring of oxygen levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart rate.

  • Patient Education

The program is free for Pasquotank and Camden County residents.

Providing community healthcare this way is economical, provides appropriate care and improves resident experience.

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Our Community Paramedics are North Carolina Certified Crisis Intervention, and Mental Health Resilience Officers

The "File of Life" program allows individuals to provide medical information in advance that can be used by EMS in the case of an emergency. The program consists of a file labeled with a "File of Life" sticker, inside the file is placed a medical form which has been filled out stating the health status of the individual and current medications being taken. The file is placed in an accessible location.  

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Community Partnership Paramedicine Program

1144-C N Road Street

Elizabeth City, NC  27909

Phone: 252.335.1524 Ext. 5004/5008

Fax: 252.335.2560

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