About 15 years ago the buzz in ems academia was the prospect of advanced-practice paramedics (APP) doing patient assessment and treatment that went beyond the Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. Demonstration projects were set up in remote areas with few medical resources.
While one of the demonstration projects suffered from operational issues, there were larger problems. Medicare and health insurance would not pay for services. The Advanced Practice Paramedic competes with the… Continue
Posted on March 14, 2009 at 9:04pm — 31 Comments