Past EMSC Day Celebrations

2023: Where Emergency Care Begins

In 2023, EMSC celebrated EMS Week and EMS for Children Day with a webinar for EMS offering CE: " "The Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC): Where Emergency Care for Kids Begins,” and a video, "Thank you, EMS," featuring EMSC Program leadership, grantees and partners.

PECC webinar

The webinar helped attendees understand the role of prehospital PECCs and ways PECCs improve pediatric readiness. It also introduced strategies for supporting PECCs, particularly through the EMSC Program’s Targeted Issues grants. Three of the five Targeted Issues Grants currently focus on prehospital PECCs.

Thank-you video

A thank-you video featured EMSC Program leadership, grantees, and partners, including Texas’ EMSC Family Advisory Network representative Lisa Treleaven and her adorable daughter, June.

2022: Behavioral and Mental Health

COPE-ing with the Challenges of Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Emergencies

In recognition of both the rising incidence of behavioral health emergencies in children and the need to recognize and mitigate secondary trauma in the EMS professional, “COPE-ing with the Challenges of Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Emergencies” explores both prehospital behavioral health emergency management and introduces participants to the Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS or "COPE" program that provides debriefing tools for EMS after challenging pediatric calls.

2021: Pediatric readiness

This is EMS: Caring for our Children

This webinar provides an overview of both the Pediatric Readiness in Emergency Medical Services Systems Policy Statement and Technical Report; reviewed the EMS Agency Toolkit and Checklist; provides testimonials focusing on why it’s important for EMS agencies to be pediatric prepared; and highlights the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project. The event was a collaboration of the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Pediatric Readiness: Every Child, Every Day

This webinar provides an overview of current efforts in pediatric readiness at multiple organizations, highlighting, in particular, the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) assessment. The event was a collaboration of EMSC, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the National Association of State EMS Officials. Featured speakers include leadership from collaborating organizations as well as Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health, Health Resources and Services Administration.

2019: Evidence-Based Guidelines

As prehospital professionals, we want to make patient care decisions based upon the best evidence available to improve patient outcomes. This webinar reviews the prehospital pediatric evidence-based guidelines for the management of asthma, seizures, pain, and cardiac arrest.


  • Kathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH
  • Katherine Remick, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FAEMS
  • Manish I. Shah, MD, MS

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