Register NOW for the Fall CONNECT Community Paramedic Academy

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Register today to join the ranks of the next generation of EMS providers.

Any level of EMS provider can attend the academy.

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Academy Schedule


Welcome and Introductions
The Case for Community Paramedicine
What to Expect: CP Case Review
Introduction to the Social Ecology of Health
The CP Assessment- Beyond the Body
The CONNECT CP Assessment Form
Chronic Disease Management for the CP
Conducting a Medication Inventory/ Reconciliation
Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder


First Impressions
Trauma Informed Care
Mental Health (Part 1 and 2)
Provider Safety


Cultural Competency
Social Support
Family Systems Theory
Types of Social Support, Patient Navigation and Patient Advocacy
Transtheoretical Model of Change
Demonstration of CP Visits
Does How We Talk to Our Patients Matter?
What to Say When You Want to Help- Motivational Interviewing
Small group exercises- Cards for questions


Group Practice
Managing Suicidal Patients
Adult Protective Services
CP Role Playing Scenarios/ Standardized Patients


Harm reduction- Everything in moderation?
Creating the Community Paramedic Care Plan
Homework Review
Community Resources: The lessons we’ve learned
Community Paramedic Provider Wellness
Friday Afternoon (optional)
Building a CP Program
Needs Assessment