Community Paramedic Technician Curriculum©
for the Advanced EMT and Paramedic
Access to health care is becoming an increasing challenge. Critical shortages of health care professionals and services plague all types of communities; rural, remote, urban and transient. To address the critical shortages of health care professionals and services, the opportunity exists to educate, train and place alternative health care professionals in these communities and organizations. The Community Paramedic Technician™ (CPT) will not replace existing health care practitioners. By working in collaboration with the agencies and organizations, where possible, the CPT will identify the needs of the communities and will assist in developing a method to fill the gap, ultimately improving the quality of life and health of citizens of these areas.
Looking back over twenty plus years of involvement with the delivery of health care in remote areas of the world, the development of the Community Paramedic Clinician™ (CPC) and Community Paramedic Technician™ (CPT) have vindicated my belief that Emergency Medical Service Providers (EMS) can, with well‐focused education and the availability of a good curriculum, truly act as the eyes, ears, and hands of a remotely located physician or advanced practitioner. Through the eﬀorts of a dedicated group of Community Health Practitioners, higher education institutions throughout the world are using the well‐organized curriculum.
The Community Paramedic Technician™ does not work alone, but as part of a primary health care delivery system. This curriculum is the foundation of Community Paramedicine education and competency. For those who currently lack basic health care, from locations rural to inter‐city, the Community Paramedic Technician™ oﬀers the ability of sustainable health at home. Those desirous of developing a Community Paramedicine program will benefit greatly from completing the Community Paramedic Technician Curriculum© program.
~ Mary Ahlers, MEd, BSN, CP-C, NRP
~Terry Gonderzik, BS, NRP
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