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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/Hospital Recognition
Letters of Support | Webinars

National EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center

  • 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

Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances

 

Pediatric Disaster Preparedness

  • Unique Considerations in the Management of Children with Ebola Virus Disease, National Ebola Training & Education Center (NETEC).
  • 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.

Pediatric Recognition Programs

Pediatric Regionalization/Hospital Recognition

National Documents
  • 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.
State Programs
  • 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.
  • Utah: Pediatric Emergency Medical Readiness Survey (July 2017). The EMSC Advisory Committee in Utah wanted to assess the capability of Utah hospitals to care for pediatric emergency patients. A previous focus on EMS readiness was successful and revealing. Many EMS units in the state were able to use the information gathered from the survey to upgrade equipment and training to care for pediatric patients in the field. The EMSC Advisory Committee wanted to see if Utah hospitals were ready as well.
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)

Letters of Support

Webinars

  • 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.

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