Health Minister Sarah Hoffman discusses Community Paramedic Program

Published on April 13, 2018, 1:16 pm

Published by Red Deer Express

Red Deer Community Paramedic Rob Miller said the service helps patients with non-acute issues including minor infections, UTIs and lung infections. "We can catch those early," Miller said. "We have the option to talk to the doctor and we can get to that stuff real early so they don't spend a bunch of time in the hospital. "I did 17 years in EMS and this is totally different than what I did before. We can spend some time, figure out what is going wrong and deal with it on the spot instead of spending six to eight hours in the hospital." He added they are able to call EMS to come pick up the patient if the issue does require emergency care.





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