Community Integrated Paramedicine
What is the Community Integrated Paramedicine Program?
Leaving the hospital with a chronic illness or other serious condition? Consider Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Community Integrated Paramedicine Program, an in-home care service designed for you. You will need a referral from Northern Arizona Healthcare Care Management to participate in the program.
Certified paramedics from Guardian Medical Transport visit you in in your home after you leave the hospital to help make sure you are feeling better and understand your plan of care.
These paramedics can assess your:
- General health.
- Personal and family health history.
- Emotional wellness.
- Medication issues.
- Home safety.
- Chronic wounds and wound care.
- Chronic illnesses, including:
- Congestive heart failure.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD.
- Sleep apnea.
Just as importantly, program paramedics serve as a link between you and your doctor – and fill the gap in care that sometimes happens when you are transitioning from the hospital to your home.
The paramedics can act as translators for medical questions you have, so you understand the answers. Finally, they can help you access further community resources.
That would definitely be a HUGE improvement over the crappy services we have now. Why can't we have that?
Northern Arizona Healthcare is the largest healthcare organization in a region that encompasses more than 50,000 square miles. Our team of more than 3,000 doctors, nurses and other experts works together to keep you and your family healthy.
Serving more than 700,000 people in communities across the region, we provide comprehensive healthcare services through two hospitals – Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center – as well as through primary care and specialty physician clinics, outpatient surgical centers, the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine, Fit Kids of Arizona, Guardian Air and Guardian Medical Transport and Valley View Care.
As a nonprofit healthcare system, our organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
Not exactly what I'm looking for, but so much better than having an LMRFD paramedic / EMT tell you that you're not going to get any drugs from them and that you should drive yourself to the hospital (happened to a friend in Meadview in 8/18).