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Friday, November 2 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Overcoming Resistance: Motivational Interviewing for the MIH-CP

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One of the most challenging obstacles community paramedics face is trying not to fix all of their patients' problems. For many, EMS is desirable industry because it offers the ability to help others in need. But what do you do when you are faced with a patient that doesn't want help, is resistant, or is ambivalent to change? Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic approach that moves an individual away from uncertainty and toward positive decisions based on accomplishing established goals. It allows the community paramedic the ability to empower their patients to make changes in order to ensure program success through patient autonomy, collaboration, and evocation.

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Desiree Partain, MHA, CCP-C, CP-C, LP

MIH Manager, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Desiree Partain, MHA, CCP-C, CP-C, LP is the MIH Manager at MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. She first began her EMS career in San Diego, California and is currently living in Texas where she devotes her career to Critical Care and Mobile Integrated Healthcare. She... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Room 104E