Primary Care Technician Curriculum©
for Community EMT
Access to health care continues to face many barriers. Critical shortages of health care resources, professionals and services plague all populations and communities, be they rural and remote or urban and transient. To address the critical shortages of health care professionals and services, we are proposing a community based occupation that will work with communities and organizations. This response is the opportunity to educate, train and augment health care professionals in these communities and organizations.
The Primary Care Technician™ (PCT) will not replace existing health care services, but will fill the gaps revealed by examining each area. By working in collaboration with the agencies and organizations, the PCT will participate with identification of the needs of the communities and will assist in developing a method to better serve them, 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 Primary Care 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 Primary Care Technician™ oﬀers the ability of sustainable health at home. Those desirous of developing a Community Paramedicine program will benefit greatly from completing the Primary Care Technician Curriculum© program.
~ Mary Ahlers, MEd, BSN, CP-C, NRP
~Terry Gonderzik, BS, NRP
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