Community Paramedic Director Ute Pass Regional Health Service District Colorado Springs, Colorado
James E. McLaughlin, BS, NRP, CP-C: No financial relationships to disclose
This presentation reviews the use of Community Paramedics in Behavioral Health and substance use disorder (SUD) response as well as part of the Crisis Response Team (CRT) in crisis negotiation situations and barricaded subjects. Attendees are introduced to hostage negotiation tactics and the transtheoretical model of change as a tool to address the changes brought about by social justice reform. The presentation investigates Officer-Induced Jeopardy and how that legal concept impacts EMS providers. The instructor then leads the class through a selection of relevant case studies to apply what was learned.
Explain the legal concept of officer-induced jeopardy and how social justice has and will change the way EMS responds to behavioral health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) crises.
Implement the transtheoretical model of change when working to de-escalate a patient in crisis.
Utilize active listening as a tool for empowering patients to modify their aggressive or self-destructive behaviors