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2021 ACCC Innovator Awards: Integrating Community Paramedics into the Cancer Care Team

July 8, 2021

Effectively managing oncology patients’ treatment-related symptoms is a challenge many cancer programs and practices face. To prevent patients with cancer from having to access the emergency department (ED) or hospital throughout treatment, oncology providers want to be able to provide timely care for adverse reactions or symptoms. Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, N.M., is leveraging its existing relationship with community-based paramedics to address patients’ treatment-related symptoms in their homes.

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