Editorial

Field Paramedics as EMS Communications Officers

Apr 30th, 2015 | By

Paramedics are emerging as the footsoldiers of community healthcare, ready for deployment and duties that are not yet fully defined. For too long they have been underpaid and exploited, with shifts and workloads that are as exhausting as they can be harrowing.

The cellular revolution enables widespread telemedicine, delivered from secure medical networks. Field telemedics as communications officers will rationalize EMS, granting patients ownership, and a business environment that brings emergency support and telemedicine to all healthcare professionals.