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Nurse joins Anaheim ambulance crew to treat patients on site
Orange County Register

Anaheim’s fire department has become the first in California to dispatch a nurse practitioner in an ambulance to treat non-urgent medical calls that would otherwise result in a hospital transport. The one-year pilot program started May 31 and will cost nearly $500,000, but will free up Anaheim Fire & Rescue equipment and personnel for true emergencies while reducing costs to the overall health care system, officials said Tuesday.