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| The 2018 EMSC Meeting will be held April 30-May 2, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the AT&T Conference Center.
2018 Moving EMSC Forward: Championing Quality and Collaboration
The 2018 EMSC Meeting will be held April 30-May 2, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the AT&T Conference Center.
Attendees should include:
- State Partnership Managers,
- One FAN representative for each State Partnership and
- PRQC trainers.
Click here for a preliminary agenda and initial travel needs and accommodations. A meeting registration link will be provided shortly. Attendees must make both:
- a hotel and
- a conference registration.
Hotel Reservations can be made through the instructions below.
- Hotel Reservations: AT&T Hotel and Conference Center general information http://www.meetattexas.com
- Link to book for those who need the government rate (limited quantity available): https://aws.passkey.com/e/49595806
- For those who can book without the government rate: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49595804
Questions about funding should be directed to your Project Officer.
Announcement| Opportunity for Public Comment: Proposed Revised Joint Commission Requirements for Pediatric Emergency Equipment & Supplies - Deadline: March 27, 2018
The Joint Commission is developing new requirements for emergency equipment and supplies that are appropriate for pediatric populations for Hospital (HAP), Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Ambulatory Health Care (AHC). The new elements for performance (EPs) will be added to the Provisions of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC) chapter and will apply only to hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory care organizations that provide pediatric services. The requirements are being developed to further promote patient safety and quality of care for pediatric patients. The need for size-specific equipment and supplies, especially to resuscitate children of all ages, is necessary as most children seek emergency care at community emergency departments. The equipment checklist addressed in the proposed new EPs is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and is endorsed by many other stakeholders. Studies over the past two decades demonstrate increasing availability of equipment and supplies for children but further improvement is needed. These proposed EPs help promote the need for emergency departments to provide superb care to children.
The Joint Commission is interested in your thoughts about the proposed new
EPs. Please access the survey below to provide feedback. The deadline to
comment is: March 27, 2018
Step 1: Read the Proposed Standards
Note: Prior to
submitting your comments, download and review the document(s) below.
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Step 2: Provide Your Comments
Tell us what you think. You can submit your comments in one of the following ways:
1. Submit your comments via the Online Survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
2. Submit your comments via the online form.
3. Submit your comments via mail.
The Joint Commission
Department of Standards and Survey Methods
Proposed Requirements for Pediatric Emergency Equipment and Supplies
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Comments will be gathered for 6 weeks beginning on
February 13, 2018 and ending on March 27, 2018.
Contact Emma Czamanske – Division of Standards and Survey Methods – at (630) 792-5973 or email@example.com