Councils

Pediatric Emergency Care

Overview

The Pediatric Emergency Care Council (PECC) formulates recommendations on policies specific to Emergency Medical Services for Children. The council maintains a vision to improve health outcomes for children by promoting an emergency medical care system that addresses the unique needs of children.

Vision

Improve the care of children by utilizing outcome based data, pediatric focused education, supporting innovative programs, as well as encourage EMS system analysis to ensure quality emergency care.

Mission

Lead the industry through development and promotion of policies, research, and collaborations to improve the emergency medical care for children.

Scope

The Pediatric Emergency Care Council will provide a forum for communication, interaction, and networking between peers. This forum will allow for the sharing of best practices; developing and encouraging mentoring programs; the joint resolution of obstacles and challenges; and the nationwide promotion of evidence-based decision making for EMS system development.

Meeting Schedule

The PEC Council holds quarterly virtual meetings and meets in person at the NASEMSO Annual Meeting (generally in the spring at varied locations).

The PEC Steering Committee meets the month before full council meetings.

 

Chair

Marc Minker
EMS for Children Program Manager
Maine Emergency Medical Services

Chair Elect

 

Secretary

Liz Kendrick
EMS for Children Program Director
Missouri University Health Care Emergency Services

Immediate Past Chairperson

Amanda Perry, M.Ed, NRP
EMSC Manager
LDH|OPH|Bureau of Family Health

Regional Representatives and Alternates

 

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East

Representative

Eric Hicken
EMSC Program Director
New Jersey Office of EMS

Alternate

Amy Eisenhauer
EMS for Children Program Coordinator
New York Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

Great Lakes

Representative

Kjelsey Polzin
EMSC Program Manager
Children’s Minnesota

Alternate

Erica Kane
Emergency Medical Services for Children Project Manager
Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

South
Representative

Dave Edwards
EMS for Children Coordinator
Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services

Alternative

Gregory Edwards
EMS for Children Grant Coordinator
North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services

Western Plains

Representative

Nicolena Mitchell
EMS for Children Program Manager
University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Alternate

Katherine Shafer
EMSC Program Manager
University of New Mexico, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

West

Representative

Rachel Ford
EMS for Children Program Manager
Oregon Health Authority

Alternate

Reneé Escamilla
EMSC Program Manager
Alaska EMS Office

PEC Council Liaisons

National Associations & Organizations

Internal Projects/Committees

EMS Education Toolkit for Pediatrics

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For More Information

Rachael Alter, BA, QAS
Program Manager
alter@nasemso.org