PEC Council Documents & Resources
National EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center | Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances
Injury Prevention and CP/MIH Toolkit | Pediatric Disaster Preparedness
Pediatric Recognition Programs | Pediatric Regionalization | Letters of Support | Webinars
- HRSA Hosts Webinar on "EMSC Program: Next Steps" (July 6, 2016) The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) hosted a Webinar, “EMSC Program: Next Steps,” on a new initiative of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program. The Webinar focused on the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC), its personnel, and its activities toward improving pediatric emergency care nationwide.
Watch the webinar | HRSC introductory webinar presentation
- NASEMSO Supports New National EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center (June 10, 2016) NASEMSO is pleased to announce that beginning July 1, 2016, an Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) will be launched to oversee and develop new initiatives to optimize and improve pediatric emergency care nationwide. NASEMSO will collaborate in this effort as a key stakeholder, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). A long-time EMSC advocate, NASEMSO will provide expertise and assistance with EIIC activities through its Pediatric Emergency Care Council (PECC) to foster QI collaboratives, establish a National Pediatric ED Facility Recognition program for states, and to improve pediatric readiness through pediatric equipment, training, QI process and systems improvement. Download press release for details
- Resource documents are posted on the Safe Transport of Children Ad Hoc Committee's Resources web page.
- Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Checklist (2014) PECC discerned a need for a simple tool to help State EMS Offices identify where possible gaps might still exist in the area of pediatric disaster preparedness.The report of the National Commission on Children and Disasters was used as a guide in developing checklist items that might assistin identifying potential gaps; perhaps in the process further educating State EMS Office personnel in the area of disaster planning.
- Disaster Information Management Research Center (HHS) This site is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Links are provided to both journal articles and to other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. Resources are national or international in scope. The intent of this compendium is to consolidate the multitude of resources available across a variety of organizations, Web sites, databases and training sites, making the search for relevant materials simpler and more direct. The resources target health providers, emergency and community planners, and others in the disaster workforce who work with or on behalf of children.
- Maryland: Voluntary Ambulance Inspection Program — Seal of Excellence. The Voluntary Ambulance Inspection Program (VAIP) serves to formally recognize, and make readily apparent to the public, those emergency response vehicles in Maryland that are equipped to a standard of excel- lence as defined by the program’s inspection guidelines. This program incorporates the 2009 Equipment for Ambulances Guidelines.
- Nebraska: EMSC Decal Program. Nebraska EMS services will receive a special decal to attach to the back of their ambulance once three requirements have been completed by the service.
- North Dakota: Pediatric Prepared Voluntary Recognition Program for Ground Ambulances. The Pediatric Prepared voluntary ambulance recognition program is an opportunity for ground EMS agencies to achieve recognition for their efforts in providing the best possible pediatric care.
- Pennsylvania: Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program. In order to ensure that EMS agencies are prepared for pediatric patients, the Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program (PVRP) was created by the EMS for Children program, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS. This is a multi-phase recognition program for EMS agencies who wish to establish programs and standards to improve their capabilities to deliver care to pediatrics. Participation in the program is entirely voluntary.
- Texas: EMS for Children Voluntary Pediatric Recognition Program. A multi-phase recognition program for EMS agencies who wish to establish programs and standards to improve their capabilities to deliver care to pediatrics.
- Wyoming: Wyoming Responders Safe Transport Initiative. The Wyoming Responders Safe Transport Initiative (WYRESTRAIN) is a comprehensive program designed to make a measureable improvement in patient safety for Wyoming. The WYRESTRAIN workgroup utilized State and National level data to measure our gaps in the safe transport of pediatric patients.
- Pediatric Regionalization of Care Primer (February 2014). The Pediatric Regionalization of Care Primer is intended to assist state leaders, healthcare professionals, health organizations, and others in understanding the evolution, essential components, and current models of regionalization, as well as the unique considerations in the development of a regionalized pediatric care system.
- Regionalization of Care for the Pediatric Patient: A Brief Overview (2012)
- Logic Model: EMS for Children SPROC Program (Dec. 5, 2013). Created to help guide program planning, management, and evaluation activities, the Logic Model was developed in consultation with State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) grantees to ensure comprehensive representation of all SPROC Program partners. Feedback from multiple stakeholders was also incorporated to help guide their involvement in SPROC projects and to ensure the pursuit of common goals, program activities, short-term outputs, and short- and long-term outcomes.
- Arizona: Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care, a voluntary program recognizing hospitals that have demonstrated their ability to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies. AzAAP’s voluntary certification program recognizes hospitals that meet specific criteria for personnel training, equipment, and facilities that support optimal care for ill or injured infants, children, and teens. Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care is a partnership between hospitals, physicians, nurses, emergency personnel and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program at the Arizona Department of Health Services.
- Montana: Pediatric Facility Recognition, Montana’s voluntary certification program recognizes hospitals that meet specific criteria for personnel training, equipment, and facilities that support optimal care for ill or injured infants, children, and adolescents.
- New Mexico: Child Ready, Engaging Communities to Prepare for Pediatric Emergencies.
- Pennsylvania: OUTREACH seeks to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care in rural communities through a combination of education, protocolized care and emergency telemedicine.
EMSC NRC Webcasts
- EMSC Opportunities for Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care: Evaluating Systems of Pediatric Care to Improve Access to Specialty Resources. (Archived file available in early August.) This webcast highlighted practices and lessons learned from evaluating systems of pediatric care in Pennsylvania. Specifically, Jeremy Kahn, MD, MS, discussed approaches to evaluating systems of pediatric care, the benefits and costs of such systems, and the role of evaluations in improving efforts to regionalize pediatric care. (July 20, 2015)
- EMSC Opportunities for Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care: Implementing Systems of Pediatric Care to Improve Access to Specialty Resources This webcast highlighted practices and lessons learned from implementing systems of pediatric care in Montana and Arizona. Specifically, Jim DeTienne and Tomi St. Mars, MSN, RN, discussed the implementation of telehealth and facility recognition programs to bridge gaps in access to specialty resources; the use of protocols, algorithms, and other educational methods as well as the formation of professional partnerships to support these efforts; and the importance of cultural considerations in such systems of care. (May 27, 2015)
- NHTSA Letter re: Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances (Aug. 19, 2015)
- Nationwide 2015 Super Bowl Commercial (Feb. 17, 2015)
- NEMSIS Pediatric Cause of Injury Dashboard. Presented by Dr. Clay Mann, this webinar recording from Aug. 27, 2015, walks participants through how to use the new NEMSIS Pediatric Cause of Injury Dashboard.