BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Fire Department is introducing their Nurse Practitioner Program to the city.
The new program is unlike any other program in Los Angeles County, as it has a more innovative and specialized Emergency Medical Service (EMS) model. Through its design, the program will allow nurse practitioners to deliver “advanced, efficient, and effective healthcare in the pre-hospital setting,” noted the city of Beverly Hills on its website.
With the BHFD’s new vehicle, ‘Nurse Practitioner 1′ or NP1, the BHFD will be able to respond to calls for service that are in the field. On board the vehicle will be a Nurse Practitioner and Firefighter Paramedic with the supervision of a certified Emergency Medicine physician. NP1 will also be supplied with a variety of medications, laboratory diagnostics, and technical medical equipment.
In a statement released by the city of Beverly Hills, Mayor Julian Gold stated, “We are thrilled to bring this innovative, life-saving program to Beverly Hills. With a focus on improving patient outcomes and connecting healthcare resources with patients’ specific needs, the program defines the future of Mobile Integrated Health.”
NP1 will be able to respond to both 911 calls, as well as follow up on patient referrals in-home. For both cases, NP1 will be able to provide mobile urgent care and work alongside primary care providers to make the most of the care being provided to the community.
For more details about the program visit the BHFD website at: http://www.beverlyhills.org/citygovernment/departments/firedepartment/.