FAQ

Who should participate?

The collaborative is open to anyone that is interested in improving pediatric readiness at within their EMS agency, ED/hospital, state or region. This includes EMSC State Partnership Programs who are interested in identifying how they can better support pediatric readiness efforts. You do NOT need to have any formal pediatric training, or a title related to pediatric care. You already have everything you need to participate…an interest in pediatric emergency care.


What is the total time commitment?

The collaborative will run from September 1, 2021 through June 2022 (10 months)


Is there a cost to participate?

There is not cost to participate.


How do I register?

Please visit: https://redcap.dellmed.utexas.edu/surveys/?s=8XLD3MKNDE


I am a state partnership manager, does this meet the HRSA requirement of participating in a collaborative?

Yes. If you complete an improvement project (Phase 2) aimed at supporting PECCs in your state/territory, this will count as participating in a collaborative.


Will continuing education (CE) credit be offered?

CAPCE, CNE and MOC Part 4 credit will be available to all participants at no cost.


What is Pediatric Readiness?

Pediatric Readiness is ensuring that every EMS agency and emergency department has the right equipment, supplies, medications and training to provide high-quality emergency care for children. Every Child. Every Day.


My schedule prevents me from attending the live sessions, can I still participate?

Yes. All sessions will be recorded and you will be given the opportunity to virtually collaborate with other participants.


Do you have a brief document I can take to my leadership to convince them to participate in the project?

(Thinking here (if not already elsewhere) some short SBAR or other formatted elevator pitch to someone interested but needs to convince admin to approve and devote the time


What is REDCap

REDCap stands for Research Electronic Data Capture system. This secure, HIPAA-complaint database system was developed by Vanderbilt University and is widely used by academic institutions and hospitals for research and quality improvement projects. Details on how to access and use the system during our welcome session. You can also learn more about REDCap here: https://www.project-redcap.org/.


Who should I contact with questions?

Please email Meredith Rodriguez, PhD a PWDC@emscimprovement.center