KBEMS recognizes agencies as part of EMS for Children Day

May 23, 2018

Lexington, Ky. – As part of EMS for Children Day May 23, the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) and its Kentucky EMS for Children (KYEMSC) Pediatric Recognition program is proud to recognize the following EMS agencies who go beyond what is required by the state in terms of providing pediatric care:

  • Alexandria Fire Department
  • Boyle County EMS
  • Hebron Fire Protection District Ambulance Service
  • Jessamine County EMS
  • Madison County EMS
  • The Medical Center EMS, Bowling Green
  • Shelby County EMS

“Improving and keeping an eye on the health, safety and care of children in all of our communities across the state is crucial,” said KYEMSC for Children Project Director Morgan Scaggs. 

“These agencies have gone the extra mile in providing a distinguished level of health care that sets a standard for others.”

KYEMSC developed the Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition program to acknowledge EMS agencies that go beyond what is required by the state in pediatric care by completing the additional program requirements.

To be recognized, an agency must designate a pediatric emergency care coordinator to ensure integration of the unique needs of pediatric patients into all aspects of emergency care, comply with national recommendations for pediatric equipment carried on the ambulance and engage in pediatric-focused community outreach activities. There are also requirements for additional pediatric-related continuing education and annual demonstration of pediatric skill competency for all EMTs and paramedics.

This is the first year for the recognition program and all participating agencies will need to reapply annually to demonstrate their continued commitment to excellence in pediatric emergency care. KYEMSC commends the agencies above for their dedication to meeting the needs of the children in their communities.

For more information about services provided by the KBEMS year-round, visit kbems.kctcs.edu.