Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C)
"EMSC, established in 1984, is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness and injury. A federal grant supports state and local action."
"When prevention fails, the goal is to ensure that all ill and injured children and adolescents receive state of the art emergency medical care."
MO EMSC Mobile Training Unit MTU, to Roll Out October 2013
The Missouri EMSC Program is pleased to announce that the Gaumard Pediatric Simulation Manikins will Roll Out into the Field starting in October 2013. The Mobile Training Unit or MTU is designed to allow rural Missouri EMS services to provide hi tech, quality and up to date, pediatric simulations at their agency. The MTU will be available to each Region for one month and then rotate to the next clockwise around the state; each Region will have access to them twice each year. Beginning with the Central Region in October, the MTU will travel and be available to
The Roll Out Plan link is below along with the registration form for the MTU at your agency. The schedule for the MTU can be found on the BEMS SharePoint site under EMSC. If you have any questions or needs please contact the EMSC Manager Jerry Kirchhoff at 573-526-3511.
Missouri EMS Connection Portal (SharePoint) is live!
NHTSA Releases "Progress on Evidence-Based Guidelines for Prehospital Emergency Care"
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released "Progress on Evidence-Based Guidelines for Prehospital Emergency Care," a technical report providing background on the importance of an evidence-based guidelienes (EBG) model in improving the quality of prehospital care. The report also describes the development of the EBG model process and the steps taken to develop a pilot. This report highlights the work done by NHTSA's Office of EMS, the EMS for Children (EMSC) Program, and EMS stakeholders to create and pilot a test model for developing and implementing evidence-based guidelines for prehospital emergency care.
SAMHSA Podcast: Tips for Helping Children and Youth Cope in the Aftermath of Disasters
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released "Tips for Helping Children and Youth Cope in the Aftermath of Disasters," a podcast focusing on the common reactions of and helpful approaches for children and youth involved in a disaster or traumatic event. The podcast also features implementation coping strategies to promote resilience from communities that have experienced traumatic events.
Now Available: Tracking and Reunification of Children in Disasters
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health has released "Tracking and Reunification of Children in Disasters: A Lesson and Reference for Health Professionals." The online course focuses on responding to an unaccompanied child in a disaster. It is accredited for Continuing Education credit.
Collaborative Tool Kit Applauded by National Organizations Wanting to Improve Transfer Processes for the Pediatric Patient
The EMS for Children National Resource Center, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Society of Trauma Nurses released the Inter Facility Tool Kit for the Pediatric Patient. This collaborative tool kit illustrates the important role partnerships play on the production and dissemination of a product.
American College of Emergency Physicians releases crisis preparation browser game Disaster Hero
A browser-based game designed to instruct families in disaster preparation, emphasizes the importance of being prepared, including having a detailed emergency plan and kits for certain geographical disasters including earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. Through arcade, puzzle and hidden-object type minigames, players will learn safety measures for these occurrences.
Now Live: AAP Children and Disasters Website
The newly redesigned American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Children and Disasters website is now live. This comprehensive website provides access to key resources organized by audience and topic, as well as pediatric preparedness tools and projects.
- National Pediatric Readiness Project - Missouri Portal opens April 1, 2013
- National Pediatric Readiness website
- National Pediatric Readiness Survey
- National Health Statistics Report #47: Availability of Pediatric Services and Equipment in Emergency Departments: United States, 2006
- Pediatric Readiness fact sheet (QuickView version), an 8.5" x 11" single-page fact sheet targeting national organizations/partners (download printed version and printing instructions);
- Pediatric Readiness FAQ (QuickView version), a two-page Frequently Asked Question document targeting State Partnership grantees and state project team champions (download printed version and printing instructions);
- EMS Performance Measure Re-Assessment of Performance Measures 71,72 & 73 - 2013 Grant Cycle - August 2013
- To demonstrate the effectiveness of the EMS for Children Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) must periodically report to Congress on the progress of the EMS for Children performance measures.
- 2010 Assessment Fact Sheets
- EMSC Sponsored Pediatric Tract at Missouri’s EMS Conference & Expo
- July 30-August 2, 2013
- Speaker- Scott L. DeBoer,
- 3 Sessions - Tentative titles:
- Tattoos, Tongues, Teens, & Trauma: Body Piercing & Tattooing
- Pediatric Pearls and Jeopardy Jewels
- “Emergency Care Of Crashing Kids”
- Healthy People 2020 Crosswalk to EMS for Children Performance Measures
- EMSC Performance Measures: A Brief Background
- EMSC Performance Measures 76 and 77: Making Transfers Work for Critically Ill and Injured Children
- Performance Measure Checklist of Recommended Pediatric Equipment for BLS and ALS Ambulance (February 2010)
- Performance Measure FAQ for Recommended Pediatric Equipment for BLS and ALS Ambulance
- Online Medical Director Training Program- Missouri Contract/Chapter to be completed soon- TBA
- Adapted from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Guide for Preparing Medical Directors developed originally by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
- This course was designed to serve as an orientation for rural EMS medical directors and Medical Directors of EMS in suburban and urban areas who have not taken a Medical Directors course.
- Funding support to prepare these web-based materials was received from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Missouri EMS Sharepoint Site
- Committee Membership Rosters due by March 1, 2013
- Name, Employer, Address, Phone, email, Committee Membership/Title if applicable
- Sharepoint Training - SAC and EMS Regional Meetings in April 2013
- Instructor Development
- National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
- Instructor and Provider Courses provided in conjunction with November 2012 Education Conference
- Additional Instructor Course in each EMS Region- TBA
- EMS Instructor Course- TBA
American College of Emergency Physicians
Children's Safety Network
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research Education & Support (CARES) Foundation
Emergency Medical Services for Children
Kaiser Family Foundation
Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center
National Organization for Youth Safety
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Pediatric Trauma Centers in Missouri
Other Information Links to Pediatric Care
American Academy of Pediatrics
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
National Children's Center for Injury Prevention and Control
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Think First National Injury Prevention