Precious Cargo: Enhancing Safety of Pediatric Patient Transport (Oct '23)
When embarking on a road trip to Disney World, it's a given that you would ensure young kids are securely seated in an appropriate car seat. It's equally crucial to acknowledge that ambulances are susceptible to accidents, putting passengers at risk of injury. Therefore, it's vital for all passengers to be properly restrained. Just as there are safety guidelines and standards for child restraint in standard passenger vehicles, similar guidelines exist for transporting pediatric patients in ambulances. Unfortunately, these guidelines aren't always well understood or followed. Join us as we continue the webinar series, Tools for EMS to Operationalize Evidence-Based Care with Dr. Kathleen Adelgais to discuss a new NEMSQA safety measure. She will shed light on why it's so important to ensure the proper restraint of pediatric patients and how to effectively measure this critical safety practice.
Hosted by NEMSQA; 1 hour CE available through Prodigy EMS.
Putting CPS in Emergency Vehicles (National CPS Board)
In this National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Board webinar, Oregon Fire Captain and CPS Instructor Scott Downing discusses child passenger safety in emergency vehicles. He covers these main topics:
- Identifying potential hazards - Safety misconceptions - Exploring considerations and recommendations for transport - Applying the concept of "Good, Better, Best" - Conversations to help guide your SOP's/SOG's