Type of Culminating Activity
Student research paper
A capstone project focused on integrating hospice care with paramedicine through an existing emergency response system (EMS). This project aimed to serve as a training “field guide” for paramedics interested in supplementing hospice care needs within their community. The guide includes the variety of ways in which paramedic skills could assist with a hospice patient and their family, including patient assessment, pain relief, emotional support, and other comfort measures common in hospice care. The guide was submitted to my local EMS agency in Yolo County, CA with the intent of adding it to local paramedic scope protocols pending approval by the local medical director.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.