Guidelines for Prehospital Pediatric Protocol Development (CA EMSA)
In this document the California EMS Authority (EMSA), informed by the EMSC-Technical Advisory Committee, recommends local EMS agencies address specific issues in the development of pediatric protocols. In addition, this document provides references for protocols from other states and from within California as examples for local EMS agencies that wish to update their protocols or that have not yet initiated protocol development for children.
Integrating Evidence-Based Pediatric Prehospital Protocols into Practice
PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Manish Shah.
Objectives: 1) To provide an overview of the past, present and future of national prehospital evidence-based guideline (EBG) development 2) To describe critical considerations in developing, implementing and assessing outcomes for prehospital guidelines 3) To define how prehospital guidelines relate to pediatric readiness in emergency departments
Relief of Pain and Anxiety in Pediatric Patients in Emergency Medical Systems (AAP)
Control of pain and stress for children is a vital component of emergency medical care. Timely administration of analgesia affects the entire emer- gency medical experience and can have a lasting effect on a child’s and family’s reaction to current and future medical care. A systematic approach to pain management and anxiolysis, including staff education and protocol development, can provide comfort to children in the emergency setting and improve staff and family satisfaction. Pediatrics 2012;130:e1391–e1405
(focus on emergency departments, but some valuable information for prehospital, too)