Resources for EMS Providers

Pediatric Procedures Practice & Playtime

Limited space available for this hands on pediatric emergency skills pig lab.

One day class, offered on both March 23rd and 24th, in Lexington.

Please read all event details prior to registering!

Registration Link: 

Thomas J Burch Safe Infant Act

Use of the King Airway in Pediatric Patients


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FREE 3-hour online course on Pediatric Assessment

KYEMSC is pleased to provide free online education to KY EMS providers. The course is CECBEMS approved and is offered through Medic-CE, an asynchronous, computer-based, distance learning program. Continuing education credit can be used to meet requirements for Kentucky certification, as well as National Registry, within the limits allowed for this type of training.

The number of “seats” for this course is limited and will be provided on a first-come basis. In order to receive complete instructions on how to take advantage of this opportunity, individual providers will need to log into their KEMSIS account and submit a brief application for the course. Once the request is submitted, the participant will have 90 days to complete the program.

Instructions: Sign into your KEMSIS account and select Applications, View My Applications, and Apply Now to complete the KYEMSC Pediatric Assessment Medic-CE application. You will receive additional instructions via email on how to set up an account with Medic-CE and access the course.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact:

Morgan Scaggs, EMSC Project Director


Family-Centered Care in EMS

Family presence during medical treatment, otherwise known as family-centered care, has been a growing national initiative for several decades. For pre-hospital medical providers, multiple documents and guidelines have been published at a national level promoting the inclusion of a patient’s family during EMS treatment and transport. The benefits of family-centered care are evidence-based and far reaching. 

The Kentucky EMS for Children Project strongly believes that family presence during medical treatment benefits everyone, including patients, their families, and healthcare providers, by reducing medical errors and increasing patient satisfaction. 

Safe Transport of Children in Ground Ambulances

Post Disaster Reunification of Children

Pediatric Education Courses

  • PEPP - Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • PALS  - Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association
  • PEARS  - Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization, American Heart Association
  • EPC  - Emergency Pediatric Care, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • ENPC - Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, Emergency Nurses Association

Online Training

Toolkits and references