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| Research Study: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting a research survey with public safety personnel to gain a better understanding of the communication technology they currently use, need, and want in the future.
As part of this effort, we need feedback from EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and 911/Dispatch. Your input is vital in helping NIST figure out how to best meet communication technology needs moving forward. Your voices are important in this effort!
Participation is voluntary, and responses are confidential. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Please forward the link below to everyone in your agency/department and encourage them to take the survey. We are hoping to hear from as many first responders as possible in your department/agency, as well as from across the country.
We would appreciate it if you would share the link with other departments and agencies as well.
If you have any problems or issues accessing or taking the survey, please call our Help Desk at 1-877-828-3122.
For questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Kristen Greene at NIST at 301-975-8119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Announcement| EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center PHOTO CONTEST
The EIIC has created a photo contest to feature a one-of-a-kind gallery that will inspire all viewers to recognize and appreciate the work of our EMSC community. We look forward to your creative submissions!
What We’re Looking For…
Photos of any EMSC activity. The photos can contain family members and care providers but we must have a photo release for each person in the photo.
Then, include a title that is unique to what is being highlighted in the photo. The title/phrase will be mounted next to the photo.
The EIIC will select the top photos for display at the 2019 EMSC All Grantee Meeting in Arlington, VA, USA.
The winner of the contest will receive a professionally mounted enlargement of their submitted photo and recognition in the Conference Agenda and at the Opening Plenary.
All photographers will be recognized on the photos displayed.
Who may enter:
· The contest is open to anyone age 18 and above
Announcement| PEDIATRICIANS, EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS AND NURSES CREATE JOINT RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENSURE INJURED AND CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN RECEIVE THE BEST EMERGENCY CARE
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) will publish the updated joint guidelines, “Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department,” that recommend ways health care providers can make sure every injured or critically ill child receives the best care possible.
The joint policy statement, to be published in the November 2018 issue of Pediatrics, represents a revision of the 2009 policy statement and highlights recent advances in pediatric emergency care that may be incorporated into all emergency departments that care for children. The statement (available here) emphasizes the importance of evidence-based guidelines and includes additional recommendations for quality improvement plans focusing on children and disaster preparedness.