Resources for EMS Providers


Thomas J Burch Safe Infant Act

Use of the King Airway in Pediatric Patients


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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