Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare
Community Paramedic Services in Baxter and Marion Counties
Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare, contact Director of Ambulance Services
Gerald Cantrell, RN / Paramedic, at (870) 508-RISK (7475) or email
The Baxter Regional Medical Center Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare
Program has been established to work in partnership with other healthcare
agencies within Baxter and Marion counties. This partnership will help
bring preventative healthcare to an underserved and at-risk population
of patients. Clients that may benefit from this program are those that
are at risk for hospital readmission, those who do not qualify for home
health, chronically ill patients that require support in the home and
patients who are identified as high capacity users of the 911 system and
Cline Emergency Center.
Who are Community Paramedics?
The BRMC Community Paramedic program is staffed by highly experienced and
skilled paramedics. All Community Paramedics have received additional
training to help manage clients in their home.
What can a Community Paramedic do in the patient’s home?
Community Paramedics are trained under the guidance of the medical control
physician through the BRMC Cline Emergency Center. Skills identified by
this training include:
- In-home patient assessments
- Cardiac Monitoring / 12 Lead EKG
- Oxygen therapy, oxygen saturation monitoring, updraft therapy
- Blood draws for lab results
- Assisting the clients primary care physician with management of chronic
- Medication reconciliation / education
- Patient education including wellness, healthy eating, resource management
- In-home falls assessment
- Serve as a link for managing community resources
- Telehealth monitoring services
- Initiate collaborative care
- Public health, home health, Area Agency on Aging, Social Services, Continuity of Care
- Readmission avoidance / reduction
How are clients enrolled in the program?
The Community Paramedic Program is a referral-based service through Baxter
Regional Medical Center. Referrals are received through these contacts:
- EMS staff after an ambulance/patient contact
- Cline Emergency Center physician/nurse/case workers
- Hospital staff (Continuity of Care)
- Primary care physicians