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Are you Prepared for EMS for Children Day 2017?

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EMS for Children Day is Wednesday May 24!

Here are some examples of ideas to celebrate EMS providers as important health professions and to highlight the special needs in emergency care for children.

EMSC Day Proclamation 

Here is a sample EMS for Children Day Proclamation that you can tailor for your state/territory if you want to pursue getting an official governmental proclamation from your elected officials. An EMSC Day proclamation is a great way to rally awareness for the needs of children in emergencies and how your state/territory EMSC program is working to address those needs.

World CPR Challenge for EMS Week

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is promoting a World CPR Challenge for EMS Week. This is a great opportunity for EMS services and hospitals in your state/territory to promote educating the public in how to perform bystander CPR. ACEP will be tracking CPR training for the public that is offered during EMS Week, May 21 - 27, 2017. This is designed to be basic information training on Compression-Only CPR for the public, but CPR certification courses could also be offered. Although compression-only CPR is not recommended for children, promoting bystander CPR in general does save lives, including children's lives.

How to Join the Effort

Support the training of individuals, organizations, businesses, bystanders or students in your communities during EMS Week 2017.  

To Report Your Numbers

At the end of your training session, log into the CPR Challenge Reporting webpage to document the number of individuals you trained.   The URL is available at:  https://www.acep.org/emsweek/cprchallenge/

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EMSC Program 

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: