Developing a Cancer Care and Community Paramedicine Partnership
Michele Goodman, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President, Cancer Service Line
Scott A. Kasper, MS, Vice President & Chief, Albuquerque Ambulance Service
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
To reduce ED utilization and exposure to infectious disease, this pilot program identified symptoms that could be appropriately managed in a lower level of care setting—a patient’s home. A mobile integrated health team provided clinical interventions and wellness checks, such as hydration and labs, from the safety of patients’ homes. Throughout 2020, the care team made 652 home visits to 169 patients with cancer.
• This session will award .50 continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
• This program session is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886791045-6518) for .50 continuing education contact hour.