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.

 

PEC Council Liaisons

National Associations & Organizations

Internal Projects/Committees

Chair

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

Chair Elect

Karen Moore
EMSC Program Coordinator
SC DHEC, Bureau of EMS

Secretary

Rachel Ford
EMS for Children Program Coordinator
OR State EMS and Trauma Systems

Immediate Past Chairperson

 

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Regional Representatives and Alternates

 

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East

Representative

Marc Minkler
EMSC Program Manager
Maine EMS

Alternate

Carolina Roberts-Santana, MD
EMSC Program Director
RI Dept. of Health, Center for EMS

Great Lakes

Representative

Kjelsey Polzin
EMSC Program Manager
Minnesota EMS

Alternate

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

South
Representative

Norma Campbell
EMSC Program Director
Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma

Western Plains

Representative

Robin Suzor
EMSC Program Manager
MT Dept. of Public Health & Human Services

Alternate

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

West

Representative

Rachel Ford
EMSC Program Coordinator
Oregon Health Authority

Alternate

Reneé Escamilla
EMSC Program Manager
Alaska EMS Office

EMS Education Toolkit for Pediatrics

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For More Information

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