Idaho Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a program supported by a federal grant with specific performance measures from the Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
If you have an upcoming event or training that pertains to pediatric emergency care and would like to have it posted on the EMSC website, email EMSC Program Manager Stacy Connolly firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW...2023 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference - Join this event on July 11th - 13th in Carlsbad, CA that features nationally renowned faculty in the fields of pediatric trauma, critical care, emergency medicine, and pre-hospital care. Specially targeted to surgeons, registered nurses, and healthcare professionals from around the nation who care for injured children. A virtual option is available for EMS providers. Read more and register.
NEW...St. Luke's Children's Pediatric Emergency Conference - Don't miss this conference in McCall that includes two engaging days of education on September 25th - 26th for medical professionals seeking to increase their knowledge in pediatric treatment in the emergent setting. It will encompass both pediatric trauma as well as pediatric medical emergencies. Register here!
"Respiratory Assessment" by Brienne Leary for OPEN Pediatrics - This video provides instruction on how to perform a comprehensive respiratory assessment on the pediatric patient which includes breath sounds, visual assessment, and much more! YouTube video.
Virtual Pediatric Trauma Lecture Series - Join us each month on the second Monday from 10am - 11am MST to learn more about pediatric trauma care hosted by St. Luke's Children's Hospital. Register Now. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
SimBox - Free online simulation for healthcare providers. A step-by-step guide on how to facilitate simulation courses such as newborn resuscitation, non-accidental trauma (NAT), and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Visit website https://www.acepsim.com to start now.
Reducing the Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome & Sudden Unexpected Infant Death - Continuing education (CE) for nurses. This 1.5 hours of CE explains the latest research of SIDS, other sleep-related causes of infant death, and ways to reduce the risk of these types of deaths. It also outlines how you can communicate risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers. Start the education now.
Drowning and the Care of the Drowning Victim by Dr. Justin Sempsrott - This free online course teaches the history of drowning and it's care, how to describe the drowning chain of survival, differentiate drowning from water rescue, and so much more. This course has 8 lessons made up of short videos, discussion, summative and formative knowledge checks and activities. Completion of this activity is worth 2.0 CEUs. Take the Course Now.
Vision: "To ensure that the highest level of emergency medical care is provided to all children and adolescents within the state of Idaho."
Resources for Providers
Healthcare providers can refer parents to the following links to find resources on parenting tips about child abuse and neglect as well as mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
Idaho Children's Trust Fund - Parenting Tips
Idaho Children's Trust Fund - Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
Did you know that drowning is the #1 cause of death in children 1-4 years old? Please visit idpc.life to learn more about the new Idaho Drowning Prevention Coalition and get involved.
80% of teens who die by suicide show warning signs. Know the signs, prevent attempts and bring awareness. Please visit Warning Signs and How to Help | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
A multi-phase, ongoing quality improvement project to ensure that all emergency departments have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to care. NPRP website.
Resources in this toolkit will assist pediatric emergency care providers to better understand and achieve the components of pediatric readiness in their emergency department.
Use this checklist to know if your hospital emergency department has the most critical components listed.
Please visit EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center to learn more about the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP).
Resources in this toolkit will be useful to all dedicated to delivering high-quality pediatric prehospital care.
Use this checklist to know if your EMS agency is ready to care for children.
A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) is a licensed individual affiliated with an agency who interacts directly with agency staff and is passionate for pediatric care. A PECC is responsible for coordinating the emergency care of pediatric patients within their EMS agency or emergency department. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the EMSC program manager.
A Regional PECC Leader (RPL) will be a PECC as well as the main point of contact for the EMSC program manager. The RPL will assist EMSC in streamlining the coordination of education and training to the PECCs in their TSE regions. The RPL also will inform the EMSC program manager of any suggestions or requests received by the EMS agencies they represent.
|Regional PECC Leaders|
|region 1 north||Rodney Geilenfeldt|
|Region 2 north-central||Dixie Reilly|
|Region 3 Southwest||Heather Knapp|
|Region 4 South-Central||Lara McLean|
|Region 5 southeast||Greg Vickers|
|Region 6 east||Tonya Rupe|