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SKIP: Opioids Can Be Safe When Used Properly

Information from Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) on use and safety of opioids when prescribed to children and teens for the management of pain.

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Clinicians Nurses Patients & Families

Information from Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) on use and safety of opioids when …

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SKIP: Needle Pain & Phobia. How to Avoid Fear of Needles & Vaccines by Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD

Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD., from Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) discusses evidence-based strategies to help babies, children and adults to overcome their fear of needles and to decrease pain from needle pokes.

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Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD., from Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) discusses evidence-based strategies to …

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PAMI®: Communication Cards

The Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI®) Communication Cards are designed as a tool for EMS, emergency triage and other healthcare providers to communicate with patients and their family members in what can be a …

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The Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI®) Communication Cards are designed as a tool for …

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TREKK: How to Help When Your Child Needs a Needle Poke

This video from TREKK provides information about needle pokes and useful tips for parents and families who have a child that may require a needle poke.

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This video from TREKK provides information about needle pokes and useful tips for parents and …

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TREKK: How to Help When Your Child Needs to Get a Needle Poke

Interactive document from TREKK provides age-specific tips for caregivers and families who have a child that may require a needle poke.

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Interactive document from TREKK provides age-specific tips for caregivers and families who have a child …

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PAMI®: Virtual Reality Viewer Brochure

Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI®) developed brochure on use of cardboard VR with a listing of suggested free applications to accompany use with smartphones.

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Clinicians Nurses Patients & Families Prehospital Practitioners

Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI®) developed brochure on use of cardboard VR with a …

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PAMI®: Virtual Reality for Pain Management How-To Video

Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) has created this video guide to simplify use of our virtual reality viewer to help ease pain and anxiety for pediatric and adult patients. Virtual reality has proven to …

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Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) has created this video guide to simplify use of …

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PAMI®: Virtual Reality for Pain Management

Learn about the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI®) Virtual Reality Viewer tool that is recommended for non-pharmacologic and distraction toolkits to assist pediatric patients in pain. Virtual reality has proven to be an effective …

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Clinicians Nurses Patients & Families Prehospital Practitioners

Learn about the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI®) Virtual Reality Viewer tool that is …

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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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NIMH Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Suicide Risk Screening Tool

A rapid, psychometrically sound 4-item screening tool for all pediatric and adult patients presenting to the emergency department, inpatient units, & primary care facilities.

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A rapid, psychometrically sound 4-item screening tool for all pediatric and adult patients presenting to …

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The Columbia Lighthouse Project Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale

The Columbia Protocol is a series of simple, plain-language questions that support suicide risk assessments by prehospital practitioners, clinicians, nurses, patients and families and researchers.

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The Columbia Protocol is a series of simple, plain-language questions that support suicide risk assessments …

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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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National Pediatric Readiness Project

Didn't have a chance to take the 2021 national assessment?OR do you want to reassess your emergency department?Take the 2021 NPRP Assessment here. The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to …

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Disaster Hospital State Partnerships Trauma

Didn't have a chance to take the 2021 national assessment?OR do you want to reassess …

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QI Science

The EIIC is focused on improving outcomes for children in emergency situations by using improvement science as the basis for our efforts to address known gaps in the US healthcare system. Our aim is to …

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Prehospital Quality Improvement

The EIIC is focused on improving outcomes for children in emergency situations by using improvement …

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NPR How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis Podcast

NPR's Rhitu Chatterjee and Christine Herman highlight a partnership between Cohen's Children's Hospital and local school districts to better connect students in emotional crisis to mental health care.

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NPR's Rhitu Chatterjee and Christine Herman highlight a partnership between Cohen's Children's Hospital and local …

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Pediatric Suicidal Ideation, Behavior, and Self-Harm Screening Tools

Collection of evidence-based suicidal ideation, behavior, and self-harm screening tools from HRSA' Critical Crossroads' Toolkit

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Collection of evidence-based suicidal ideation, behavior, and self-harm screening tools from HRSA' Critical Crossroads' Toolkit

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Well Being Trust - A Mother's Perspective: New Guide Gives Families Info to Become More Informed about Mental Health Care Coverage Video

From Well Being Trust and a mother with lived experience, Carmen Bombeke, released a guide that will help parents navigate the difficult terrain of mental health insurance coverage.

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From Well Being Trust and a mother with lived experience, Carmen Bombeke, released a guide …

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