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| NASEMSO Releases National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines, Version 2
Sept. 15, 2017 (Falls Church, Va.) The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) announces the release of the National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines, Version 2. This set of clinical EMS guidelines is an updated and expanded version of the guidelines originally released in 2014. Version 2, completed Sept. 15, 2017, has undergone a complete review and update of the original core set of 56 guidelines, and includes 15 new guidelines. The effort was led by a core team from the NASEMSO Medical Directors Council, along with representatives from eight national EMS physician organizations. The Co-Principal Investigators are Dr. Carol Cunningham and Dr. Richard Kamin. Countless hours of review and edits were contributed by subject matter experts, as well as EMS stakeholders who responded with comments and recommendations during two public comment periods.
The guidelines were created as a resource to be used or adapted for use on a state, regional or local level to enhance patient care. The development of these guidelines was made possible by funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of EMS and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s EMS for Children Program.
Version 2 of the guidelines may be downloaded at National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines. The guidelines are available in Word format to adapt for your own use by contacting NASEMSO Program Manager Mary Hedges at firstname.lastname@example.org.