More heroin cases, EMS dental calls rising, Tattoo cover up rules examined, and we’ll look at what’s going on with community paramedic or mobile integrated healthcare programs in Travis County, Texas. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 444

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. In this week’s EMS news items we’ll look at what one group of public safety employees are doing about their system’s tattoo cover-up rules.

Then in this week’s special tip segment from EMS Today 2015 in Baltimore, we chat with Dr. Paul Hinchey about what the team in Travis County, Texas is doing to push forward with their initiatives in mobile integrated healthcare, also called community paramedic programs. Are they doing something you could replicate in your system? We’ll find out later in the show after the news.

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EMS News

Heroin Abuse Cases On the Rise

ER and Emergency Dental Calls Increasing

Are Tattoo Cover-up Rules Legal or Fair?


Tip of the Week: Mobile Integrated Healthcare in Travis County, Texas

EMSToday-Hinchey-screenshotEMS Garage host Chris Montera, the Geekymedic, chatted with Dr. Paul Hinchey, Andy Hoffmeister and Laura Slocum about Mobile Integrated Healthcare systems. They discuss how Austin/Travis County, Texas EMS worked to create a public health community paramedic program to identify and treat those patients whose needs were not being met by standard EMS. Thanks again to Physio-Control, EMS Today and JEMS for having our podcast studio in their exhibit hall at the EMS Today conference earlier this year.

A special thanks again to EMS Today and especially to Physio-Control for sponsoring our podcast studio at the EMS Today conference this year.


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