EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT CENTER
The mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma.
To that end, EMSC funds and supports improvements in pediatric emergency care in every state and territory through competitive demonstration grants or cooperative agreements to state governments and accredited schools of medicine.
The four main programs in EMSC are:
- State Partnership (SP) grants that ensure that pediatric emergency care is integrated into the larger emergency medical services system.
- Targeted Issues (TI) grants that support innovative cross-cutting pediatric emergency care projects of national significance.
- State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) grants that develop systems of care models to improve pediatric emergency care capacity in rural and tribal communities.
- The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) which supports the infrastructure to conduct meaningful and rigorous multi-institutional studies in the management of acute illness and injury in children across the continuum of emergency medicine.
Announcement| NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT FOR THE SECOND REVISION OF THE NATIONAL EMS SCOPE OF PRACTICE MODEL
DECEMBER 12, 2017 (Falls Church, VA) The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) is soliciting feedback on revised portions contained in the 2007 National EMS Scope of Practice Model (“Practice Model.”) A Subject Matter Expert Panel has determined that clinical practice decisions must be based on the level of cognitive and psychomotor preparation of EMS personnel. Draft 2 is intended to reflect an improved description of the spectrum of EMS levels from the 2007 Practice Model. Once community consensus has been reached on these descriptions, the assignment of skills and tasks will be accomplished for a comprehensive final draft and provided for public comment in Spring 2018.
In addition, NASEMSO has determined that guidance is needed to explain the general recommendations
and procedures applicable when emergent changes to sustain and strengthen
national preparedness for public health, military, and domestic emergencies
need to occur to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SoPM) between
regular revision cycles. (Examples may include but are not limited to the
opioid overdose epidemic, emerging infectious diseases such as pandemic
influenza or ebola virus disease, naturally occurring and man-made disaster
situations under conditions of scarce resources, etc.) Input to these
procedures is also invited.
engagement provides interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the
draft to ensure that the document reflects the collective expertise and
experience of the whole community. Individuals or organizations that wish to
provide input should visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scopemodel2. The comment period will conclude at 5:00
pm EST on February 10, 2018.
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