J & B Medical EMS Prepares Future EMTs through Community Paramedicine Symposium

Our Ohio Healthcare Division, part of J & B Medical EMS, recently presented at a Community Paramedicine Symposium at the University of Cincinnati to educate students in the school's fire science program. Emergency Medical Services Students learned outcomes to best prepare them for their future public safety roles in community paramedicine.

We demonstrated the effectiveness of new telemedicine technology, offered and utilized by our sister company HNC Virtual Solutions, which are tools to help patients, hospitals, and EMS providers achieve better processes, reduced costs, and overall better health. The presentation complimented other panels and speakers at the event. The information gave students clear example of how telemedicine reduces 911 calls, and with the help of a quick response team who visits homes of those saved by Narcan, the health systems see a 62% reduction in opioid crisis runs.

The three-day course was run by Professor Lawrence T. Bennett, Esq., Program Chair of the Fire Science & Emergency Management.

Other presenters included City of Monroe Community Paramedic, the Colerain Quick Response Team, Lt. JD Postage, Violet Township, and Cincinnati FD / PD Quick Response Team.

Fireman Bruce Davie of the city of Lakewood and Chief Michael Celiga of the city of East Cleveland were awarded as J & B Medical and HNC Virtual Solutions scholarship recipients.

Our first scholarship recipient was Lt. John Williams from the City of Cincinnati who went on to establish Cincinnati’s first Quick Response Team (QRT) program, while 2018’s recipient was Monroe Fire’s Captain Aaron Vance who established the Atrium Medical Center Monroe Fire Community Paramedicine program in March 2019.

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