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They're setting up a new Crisis Outreach Response and Engagement (CORE) program here, using an ambulance with two EMTs and a Community Health Worker (and apparently their uniform will be a red polo shirt and blue jeans lol) to respond to homeless patients who "need medical attention but don't need the Emergency Room" and can take them directly to Alternative Destinations like clinics, apparently arranging transportation (whether their ambulance or something else) when they leave the hospital to take them directly to housing or a shelter.
The program is designed to end a cycle of homeless people calling 911 for food or minor care and being back on the street within hours.www.hawaiinewsnow.com
Well they're starting the CORE responses already, saw them listed on the CAD a few times yesterday (and even caught a site of their red ambulance driving by on the freeway earlier) Here's hoping the program works and gets expanded!This may be the best thing I’ve ever heard.
Apparently my Department is offering an AMLS class for us to sign up for. I'm not *not* thinking about it lol, anyone been to one? Is it any good?
(Though I'd still rather go to that PHTLS class I signed up for and had a course date right before the state went into COVID lockdown year before last, and the Department canceled all the extraneous training events, and while we've since restarted almost all of that, no word on said PHTLS.... but we do have a Ground Ladders course coming up. Although as an FD that is a conventional skills class haha)
AMLS isn't required for us for obvious reasons. I've always looked at it as a review of Paramedic school medical modules. That's education that a critical care Paramedic should breeze through.AMLS was ok, but at this point I don’t know how much good it would do me, not could I ever see myself paying for it.
I still wish it was tied to every paramedic school’s curriculum.
They offered it for about a year or so at work. Most of the paramedics liked it and swore it was this great new class.AMLS hasn't been required anywhere I work. It's a short class like ACLS, PALS, but I feel like it has nothing to add. Kind of the same old stuff talked about again.
It's funny because I posted at the same time as @GMCmedic ane I feel like they nailed why AMLS was not interesting to me. To a new and inexperienced EMT/medic, it's gonna be all the rage. To someone with at least a couple of years, taken a couple of refreshers, lots of CEs, it is like "This BS again? Ugh!" Sit there and listen to all these dumb medical aphorism "blood goes round and round, air in and out, any other variation is bad", "treat the patient, not the monitor", act like you've never heard of Cushing triad or Beck triad before, give the same old tips and tricks, and it is like ugh.... I took AMLS I think when I had already been a medic for like a year and wasn't really impressed. Honestly resembled ITLS I think with that primary survery, secondary survey, ongoing, etc... It resembles ITLS the most, just medical instead of trauma.They offered it for about a year or so at work. Most of the paramedics liked it and swore it was this great new class.
It always seemed like medical PHTLS to me, but maybe because it’s an NAEMT class, I don’t know.