The current Idaho Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Project has been in existence since October of 1999. It is part of the Bureau of EMS and Preparedness and is supported by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
The National EMSC program is designed to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity sustained due to severe illness or trauma. It aims to ensure state-of-the art emergency medical care is provided to all children and adolescents and to ensure that pediatric service is well integrated into an emergency medical services system. This requires access to optimal resources and the assurance that the entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, is provided to children and adolescents as well as adults.
Idaho’s current EMSC Partnership Grant is focused on meeting the federal performance measures:
The EMSC Subcommittee is a statewide, multidisciplinary subcommittee of the EMS Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of experienced practitioners from their respective fields focused on the care of children and adolescents. The Committee meets quarterly to provide guidance and assistance to the EMSC Project.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about the Idaho EMSC Program, contact:
Erin Shumard, EMSC Program Specialist
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