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Coalition Building Toolkit

A coalition is an alliance of diverse groups joined together for the purpose of affecting a specific change or achieving a goal that they would be otherwise unable to realize as independent individuals or separate …

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Advocacy Hospital Prehospital State Partnerships

A coalition is an alliance of diverse groups joined together for the purpose of affecting …

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Communicating With Children and Families: From Everyday Interactions to Skill in Conveying Distressing Information (AAP)

Health care communication is a skill that is critical to safe and effective medical practice; it can and must be taught. Communication skill influences patient disclosure, treatment adherence and outcome, adaptation to illness, and bereavement. …

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Health care communication is a skill that is critical to safe and effective medical practice; …

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Communication Tools

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Community Integration and Support Resources

A online library of community integration and support resources for families and youth with special health care needs to connect to supports needed in the home and community.

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Advocates & Policymakers EMSC Stakeholders Patients & Families

A online library of community integration and support resources for families and youth with special …

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Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS (COPE)

Resources developed to assist EMS providers with an approach to better understand how to provide “next steps" including self-care when a child dies due to severe trauma or illness in the prehospital environment.

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Patients & Families Prehospital Practitioners
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Resources developed to assist EMS providers with an approach to better understand how to provide …

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Coronavirus Information and Resources for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Cultural Competency Toolkit

Cultural and linguistic competence is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. Culture refers to the integrated patterns of human behavior that include the language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and …

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Advocacy Hospital Prehospital

Cultural and linguistic competence is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. …

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Disaster Preparedness

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Disaster Prehospital Research

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Disaster Preparedness

The EIIC Disaster Domain seeks to support EMSC grantees and stakeholders to better prepare for disasters in a way that takes the specific needs of children into consideration. We offer a variety of resources and …

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Disaster Prehospital

The EIIC Disaster Domain seeks to support EMSC grantees and stakeholders to better prepare for …

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Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Videos discussing disaster preparedness; 45 min (2020).

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Videos discussing disaster preparedness; 45 min (2020).

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EIIC: Agitation In Neurodivergent Patients with Drs. Alice Kuo and Ilene Claudius

Dr. Ilene Claudius discusses agitation in the neurodivergent patient with Dr. Alice Kuo, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and of …

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Dr. Ilene Claudius discusses agitation in the neurodivergent patient with Dr. Alice Kuo, Associate Professor …

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EIIC: De-escalation Tips for Pediatric Agitation Infographic

This resource includes various strategies that can be utilized to de-escalate an agitated pediatric patient.

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This resource includes various strategies that can be utilized to de-escalate an agitated pediatric patient.

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EM Pulse Podcast: Please Don't Hurt Me!

Kids, pain, and the emergency department can be a set up for disaster. In this podcast, three pediatric specialists get into why that is and how we can all be better at treating kids in …

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Kids, pain, and the emergency department can be a set up for disaster. In this …

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EMGuidewire: Pediatric Pain Management

Join the EMGuidewire team and Drs. Allen and Fox from Carolinas Medical Center as they discuss tips for mitigating anxiety and pain in the pediatric patient.

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Join the EMGuidewire team and Drs. Allen and Fox from Carolinas Medical Center as they …

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EMS Week & EMSC Day

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. This week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication …

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In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important …

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Education & Resources

The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center develops education and resources aimed at improving care for acutely ill and injured children. Pediatric Education and Advocacy Kits (PEAKs) are collections of best practice educational resources designed to …

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Knowledge Management

The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center develops education and resources aimed at improving care for …

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