For Agency PECCs


This section provides resources for a PECC to use in support of their EMS agency.

EMSC Prehospital PECC Resource Binder (online version) Rhode Island

PEDReady PEARL (newsletter) Florida

Press Release Wisconsin
This is a Word template that can be tailored to fit your agency's needs and announce the PECC activities at an EMS agency.

General Education

Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS (Kentucky)

EMS Education Toolkit for Pediatrics (NASEMSO)

Identifying Child Abuse Online Module (University of Colorado & Colorado EMSC)

Online Training (various topics from Colorado EMSC & University of Colorado)

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Training (Kentucky)

Pediatric Education Toolkit (EIIC)

Education Standards

Pediatric Considerations for Implementing the National EMS Education Standards (NASEMSO)

National EMS Education Standards Instructional Guidelines-Pediatrics

National EMS Education Standards Related to Pediatrics


Paramedic Portfolio and Scenario Based Exam (NREMT)

Pediatric Scenarios Guidebook (Montana)

Skills Workshop Sample (Gaston County EMS Example)



APLS Simulation Scenarios


Simulation for PECCs (Presentation from Austin In-Person meeting)

  • To understand the role of simulation in prehospital training and assessment
  • To report the components of effective simulation based training
  • To discuss existing simulation based training interventions for PECCs

Simulation-Based Pediatric Resuscitation Curriculum for Prehospital Providers (MedEd Portal)

Pediatric Simulation Literature

Impact on High-Fidelity Pediatric Simulation on Paramedic Seizure Management (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Comparison of Direct Laryngoscopy to Pediatric King LT-D in Simulated Airways (Pediatric Emergency Care)

Simulation-Based Assessment of Paramedic Pediatric Resuscitation Skills (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Medication Errors in Prehospital Management of Simulated Pediatric Anaphylaxis (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Skills Checklist

Skills Competencies (Gaston County EMS, NC)

Recommended Essential Equipment for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Ground Ambulances 2020: A Joint Position Statement

Pediatric Transport Products for Ground Ambulances, V2.2 (NASEMSO, Oct 2020)
This document is a resource for EMS providers to determine existing options for securing infants and children who are transported by ambulance; Inclusion of a product does not imply that it has been deemed “safe” or is endorsed by NASEMSO.

Family-Centered Prehospital Care: Partnering with Families to Improve Care (NAEMT)

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Toolbox (EIIC)

Pediatric Care Coordination Curriculum: An Interprofessional Resource to Effectively Engage Patients and Families in Achieving Optimal Child Health Outcomes, 2nd Edition (National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home and the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance)
Designed to build capacity among diverse stakeholders, the curriculum also provides tools to measure care coordination activities and support continuous quality improvement efforts, and can be used for all populations of children, including those with special health care needs.

Literature on Family-Centered Care

The Ask Me to Explain Campaign: A 90-Day Intervention to Promote Patient and Family Involvement in Care in a Pediatric Emergency Department (The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety)

Family-Centered Pediatric Emergency Care: A Framework for Measuring What Parents Want and Value (Academic Pediatrics)

Family Member Presence in the Pediatric Emergency Department (Current Opinion in Pediatrics)

Interactions Between Children and Pediatric Nurses at the Emergency Department: A Swedish Interview Study (Journal of Pediatric Nursing)

One Pediatric Emergency Department's Successful Approach to Family-Centered Care (Journal of Emergency Nursing)

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Coordination: A Framework for Integrating Care for Children and Youth Across Multiple Systems (AAP Policy Statement)

Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care: Focus on Family Centered Care (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine)

Prehospital Providers' Perception on Providing Patient and Family Centered Care (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Child Ready Home Safety Tool (New Mexico EMSC)
Available on the web or as an app. This visual and interactive tool will educate parent and caregivers to identify common hazards at home and provide safety tips and information to prevent childhood injuries at home.

Evidence-based and Evidence-informed Strategies for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (CSN)

Safe Transport of Children in Ground Ambulances

National Resources

Pediatric Transport Products for Ground Ambulances, V2.1 (NASEMSO)

Safe Transport of Children by EMS: Interim Guidance (NASEMSO)

State-Created Resources

EMS Transport of Children (Montana EMSC/PPT Presentation)

Here to Help: Proper Child Restraints in Emergency Vehicles (North Carolina OEMS/Training Video)

Keeping Kids Safe in Ambulances (PA EMSC Infographic)

Pediatric Ambulance Safety Restraints (NH Fire & EMS Academy) users must sign up for a free account with the NH Fire & EMS Academy

Pre-Hospital Transport of the Critically Ill Pediatric Patient (Oklahoma EMSC/PowerPoint Presentation)

Safe Pediatric Transport in Ambulances (WI EMSC Fact Sheet | Interim Guidance)

Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances - Reference Card (Maryland EMSC)

The Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances (Video Presentation/Colorado EMSC) starts at minute 44:18

Wyoming Responders Safe Transport Initiative (WYRESTRAIN) Strategic Plan

Safe Transport Protocols/Guidelines

New Hampshire: Pediatric Transportation

Maine: Pediatric Transport Protocol

Michigan (Section 4-8): Safe Transportation of Children in Ambulances

Pennsylvania:Pediatric Transport Guidelines

South Dakota: Pediatric Transport Guidelines

Wyoming: Protocol | Guidelines

Pocket Cards/Dosing Tools

Literature on Safety

Ambulance Personnel Perceptions of Near Misses and Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Ambulance Transport of Noncritical Children: Emergency Medical Services Providers' Knowledge, Opinions, and Practice (Clinical Pediatrics)

Children's Safety Initiative: A National Assessment of Pediatric Educational Needs Among Emergency Medical Services Providers (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Consensus-Based Criterion Standard of the Identification of Pediatric Patients Who Need Emergency Medical Services Transport to a Hospital with Higher Level Pediatric Resources (Academic Emergency Medicine)

Patient Safety Events in Out of Hospital Paediatric Airway Management: A Medical Record Review by the CSI-EMS (BMJ Open)

Patient Safety Perceptions in Pediatric Out of Hospital Emergency Care: Children's Safety Initiative (Journal of Pediatrics)

Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Intranasal Ketamine Compared with Intranasal Fentanyl for Analgesia in Children with Suspected Isolated Extremity Fractures in the Pediatric ED (BMJ Open)

Understanding Safety in Prehospital Emergency Medical Services for Children (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Unnecessary Use of Red Lights and Sirens in Pediatric Transport (Prehospital Emergency Care)

Using Multi-Disciplinary and Evidence-Based Approach to Decrease Under Triage and Over Triage of Pediatric Trauma Patients (Journal of Pediatric Surgery)

National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) EMS Compass Measures
Includes one pediatric-specific measure.