Qualitative Evaluation of the Rio Rico Fire Department Community Integrated Paramedic Program

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Title:
Qualitative Evaluation of the Rio Rico Fire Department Community Integrated Paramedic Program
Author:
Do, Lien; Flores-Keown, Brieanna; Vu, Alicia; Warholak, Terri
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2016
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: Specific Aim #1: Assess the impact of the Community Integrated Paramedic program on the participants. Our working hypothesis is that the participants will find the program to be impactful in many aspects and beneficial. Specific Aim #2: The impact of the program on the participating paramedics. Our working hypothesis is that the paramedics will report positive themes as a result of participation in the program. Methods: 5 individuals who were enrolled in the paramedicine program and 6 volunteer paramedics participated in semi-structured face-to-face interviews. Interviews were transcribed data was grouped into categories and subcategories to identify common themes associated with participation in a community paramedicine program for both participants and paramedics. Results: Three primary themes emerged for participants: disease-self management, safety and support. Disease-self management included 7 subdomains: medication management, exercise, diet, resources and utilization, communication with providers, disease education, and self-awareness. Safety included 4 subdomains: medication safety, home safety, fall prevention, and environmental hazards. Support included 2 subdomains: physical and emotional. One primary theme emerged for volunteer paramedics: job satisfaction. Job satisfaction included 8 subdomains: helping people, decreasing emergencies, learning new skills, educating people, expand knowledge base, rewarding experience, building relationships, and documenting impact. Conclusions: A community paramedicine program is positively correlated with emotional support, disease management and safety for participants involved. Additionally, the program is associated with increased job satisfaction for paramedics.
Description:
Class of 2016 Abstract and Report
Keywords:
Qualitative; Rio Rico Fire; Paramedic Program; Integrated
Advisor:
Warholak, Terri

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorWarholak, Terrien
dc.contributor.authorDo, Lienen
dc.contributor.authorFlores-Keown, Brieannaen
dc.contributor.authorVu, Aliciaen
dc.contributor.authorWarholak, Terrien
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T19:59:43Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T19:59:43Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613964-
dc.descriptionClass of 2016 Abstract and Reporten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Specific Aim #1: Assess the impact of the Community Integrated Paramedic program on the participants. Our working hypothesis is that the participants will find the program to be impactful in many aspects and beneficial. Specific Aim #2: The impact of the program on the participating paramedics. Our working hypothesis is that the paramedics will report positive themes as a result of participation in the program. Methods: 5 individuals who were enrolled in the paramedicine program and 6 volunteer paramedics participated in semi-structured face-to-face interviews. Interviews were transcribed data was grouped into categories and subcategories to identify common themes associated with participation in a community paramedicine program for both participants and paramedics. Results: Three primary themes emerged for participants: disease-self management, safety and support. Disease-self management included 7 subdomains: medication management, exercise, diet, resources and utilization, communication with providers, disease education, and self-awareness. Safety included 4 subdomains: medication safety, home safety, fall prevention, and environmental hazards. Support included 2 subdomains: physical and emotional. One primary theme emerged for volunteer paramedics: job satisfaction. Job satisfaction included 8 subdomains: helping people, decreasing emergencies, learning new skills, educating people, expand knowledge base, rewarding experience, building relationships, and documenting impact. Conclusions: A community paramedicine program is positively correlated with emotional support, disease management and safety for participants involved. Additionally, the program is associated with increased job satisfaction for paramedics.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectQualitativeen
dc.subjectRio Rico Fireen
dc.subjectParamedic Programen
dc.subjectIntegrateden
dc.titleQualitative Evaluation of the Rio Rico Fire Department Community Integrated Paramedic Programen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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