Resources for EMS Providers

Thomas J Burch Safe Infant Act

2016 Legislative Changes

2016 Power Point

Use of the King Airway in Pediatric Patients

Letter from Dr. Martin, State Medical 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.

EMS for Children Policy Statement

NAEMT/EMSC Guidelines

Safe Transport of Children in Ground Ambulances

NHTSA Working Group Best-Practice Recommendations

Post Disaster Reunification of Children

Multiple Agencies Post Disaster Reunification of Children - A Nationwide Approach

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Unaccompanied Minor Registry

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

University of New Mexico online pediatric training, minimal charge for certificates

Boundtree University free online EMS education, includes some pediatric courses

Toolkits and References

Arkansas TI Releases New ATV Safety Toolkit (06/06/2011)

Links

EMSC National Resource Center

National EMS Data Analysis Resource Center