Councils

Pediatric Emergency Care

Overview

The Pediatric Emergency Care Council (PECC) is a council of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO). The council formulates recommendations on policies and positions specific to Emergency Medical Services for Children. PECC maintains a vision to improve health outcomes for children by promoting an emergency medical care system that addresses the unique needs of children. This is achieved through a mission to provide leadership, promote policies and research, and share resources to improve the emergency medical care system for 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 PECC Steering Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.

The PECC has face-to-face meetings yearly at the NASEMSO Annual Meeting (generally in the spring, at varied locations). Regions can choose to meet in the fall, and the PECC regions have the change to meet as a group at that time. Full Council conference calls will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

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PEC Council Liaisons

National Associations & Organizations

Internal Projects/Committees

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Chair

Morgan Scaggs
Kentucky EMS for Children Project Director
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Chair Elect

(To be designated)

Secretary

Karen Moore
Kentucky EMS for Children Project Director
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Immediate Past Chairperson

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

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Regional Representatives and Alternates

Duties and Responsibilities

East

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.

Representative

David P. Edwards, MBA, EMT-P
EMS for Children Coordinator
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services

Alternate

Martha Gohlke
Coordinator, EMS for Children
NYS Health Dept. – EMS Bureau

Great Lakes

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Representative

Katherine Hert
EMSC Program Manager
Alabama Office of EMS

Alternate

Karen Moore
EMS for Children Program Coordinator
S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control

Western Plains

Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Representative

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

Alternate

Vacant

West

Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Washington.

Representative

Rachel Ford
EMSC Program Coordinator
Oregon Health Authority

Alternate

Vacabt

For More Information

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