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Partnerships in Action: The CARES Paramedicine Program in Ohio


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Speakers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will discuss their work to develop and implement an effective model for community paramedicine engagement in falls prevention. 

Speakers will share how they embraced the community-based participatory action approach in their partnerships with EMS/community paramedicine and key lessons learned from working first-hand with partners in the field to identify and address falls risks on the spot. 

We encourage you to watch this TED Talk before the webinar: Carmen Quatman: Transforming the Impact of Falls.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify opportunities for paramedicine agencies to contribute to community and clinical falls prevention efforts;
  2. Describe the development of a Community Falls Intervention Team (FIT) using a community-based participatory approach and quality improvement methods;
  3. Analyze communication optimization strategies to increase referral support and improved health outcomes for falls

Carmen Quatman, MD, PhD

Vice Chair of Quality, Department of Orthopaedics

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Carmen Quatman, MD, PhD is a board certified Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with specialty training in Geriatric Orthopaedics. She practices at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and focuses her research on fall prevention and geriatric orthopaedics. 

Catherine Quatman-Yates, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Physical Therapy

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Catherine Quatman-Yates is a physical therapist and researcher at The Ohio State University. Here research emphasizes health care processes and outcome improvements to support safe and physically active lifestyles across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in using community-based participatory action research and innovative implementation and improvement science methodologies to drive measureable and scalable positive changes in health care delivery systems.

Donna Bethge (Moderator)

Aging Services Program Specialist

Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

Donna Bethge is an Aging Services Program Specialist in the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs at the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Aging.  She worked in the aging network in Maryland for 10 years with Area Agencies on Aging and an assisted living community, developing and implementing programs for older adults, as well as supporting and promoting evidence-based programs before joining the team at ACL as the lead for the Falls Prevention grant program.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Northern Kentucky University.

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Partnerships in Action: The CARES Paramedicine Program in Ohio
09/08/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/08/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes