Healthcare Professionals

  • ACEP Improvement in Medical Practice: Pediatric Readiness of Emergency Departments

    The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has created this a module focused on pediatric readiness in the ER. This FREE activity ABEM's pathway IV requirements. Up to 20 CME credits are available for successful completion of this course.

  • UNM Pediatric Trauma: A Multi—Systems Approach to Pediatric Trauma

    This course was developed by the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all healthcare providers and includes six modules addressing trauma to different body systems in children: the head, neck, spine, abdomen, and chest.

  • *Building a Foundation for Pediatric Emergency Care: Equipment for Ground Ambulances

    Developed by the EMSC National Resource Center, this webinar addresses the rationale for the development of ambulance equipment guidelines and their importance to children, explains guideline changes and contributing factors to change, and discusses implementation of the guidelines.

  • CHaMP Research Education

    The CHaMP Research Node of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) is pleased to offer a complete lecture series to help guide potential investigators in developing and conducting prehospital research projects. The series includes: Introduction to EMS Prehospital Care Research, Developing a Research Question, and Human Subjects Research in EMS: An Ethical Overview, Dissemination of Findings.

  • UNM EMSC Online Courses

    Developed by the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course primarily targets prehospital EMS personnel and includes 11 modules: pediatric seizures, diabetes, blunt chest trauma, methamphetamine, child abuse/Down Syndrome, technological dependent, Shaken Baby Syndrome, poisoning/toxic exposure, adrenal crisis and EMS, and safe transport of children in EMS vehicles (Parts I and II).

  • Here to Help: Proper Child Restraints in Emergency Vehicles.

    Developed by North Carolina EMSC, this course targets prehopsital providers and addresses the importance of restraining children when being transported in an ambulance. The course also demonstrates the use of a variety of child restraint devices. Students that complete the quiz at the end of the training and receive a passing grade of at least 70% will be eligible to apply for one hour of continuing education credit.

  • Pediatric Disaster Triage: Doing the Most Good for the Most Patients in the Least Time

    Developed by Connecticut EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets prehospital providers and contains five narrated modules addressing the following: Recognizing a Disaster, Disaster Triage Rationale, Pediatric Triage Considerations, Triage Methodologies (JumpSTART, SMART, SALT, and clinical decision making), and Special Triage Decisions.

    Transcript of the training

    Powerpoint slides

    Note: this course was created by EMSC Targeted Issue Grantee Mark Cicero, MD. His project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Targeted Issues grant program, Grant No. H34MC19349 for $852,415.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

  • Pediatric Emergencies: Emergency Care for the Ill Child

    Developed by the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all healthcare providers that presents pediatric emergencies. It is a companion course to A Multi–Systems Approach to Pediatric Trauma, but differs in that education focuses on emergency care for the ill child. Two modules are offered: the Pediatric Length Based Resuscitation Tape in a Status Epilepticus Scenario and Emergency Management of Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

  • Illinois EMSC Online Education

    Developed the Illinois EMSC, this site lists several courses for EMS healthcare professionals on a range of topics from disaster preparedness to pediatric seizures and diabetic ketoacidosis.

  • *Pediatric Trauma Course for EMS Providers

    Developed by North Carolina EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets EMS providers and offers an overview of pediatric trauma, the leading cause of injury and death in American children. EMS providers will have the opportunity to learn about the scope of pediatric trauma, revisit the keys of their pediatric patient assessment, review the benefits of specialized trauma center resources, and examine how trauma pre-planning tools can assist them in making the best transport decisions for their patients.

  • Pediatric Trauma Course for 911 Telecommunicators

    Developed by North Carolina EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets 911 telecommunicators and illustrates how 911 telecommunicators play a critical role in the prehospital management of injured children. 911 telecommunicators will have the opportunity to learn about the scope of pediatric trauma, how they can quickly deploy EMS resources, ways they can assist EMS’s response by collecting valuable information, and how they can work with dispatched services to minimize response and scene times en route to definitive care.

  • *Star of Life Awards: Building Relationships and Resilience of Healthcare Providers.

    By the Tennessee EMSC program, this webinar features Rhonda Phillippi, RN, executive director for the Tennessee EMSC program, and her colleagues Erin Davis, MPA; Donna Tidwell, RN, EMT-P; and Tom Surface, MA, who focuses on the importance of building relationships and strategies for increasing resiliency among health care providers through the Star of Life awards.

  • *Using Quality Improvement to Maximize Pediatric Emergency Care in Your State

    Developed by the EMSC National Resource Center, this program defines quality improvement, highlights quality improvement methods, and discusses how to apply essential quality improvement methodologies to improve pediatric emergency care. Specifically, Charles Macias, MD, MPH, and Kate Remick, MD, discussed the importance of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care and the quality improvement framework. Jane Brice, MD, MPH, illustrated the real life application of quality improvement methodologies in improving pediatric trauma care.

  • Recognizing Child Abuse

    These online educational modules, by Colorado EMSC, are intended to assist healthcare providers in determining the difference between accidental and intentional injuries in children. Considering many clinicians see few cases of child abuse in their daily practice, these case studies will improve assessment skills and build confidence in knowing when to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. The cases presented contain real images of injured children. Some learners, including experienced healthcare professionals, may find these images upsetting. You may exit and/or return to this module at any time and completion of this program is voluntary. Mandatory abuse reporting requirements for medical practitioners vary by state however, all states impose requirements to some level.

  • Pediatric Preparedness Courses for Healthcare Professionals

    The Childrens Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee (CECATN) provides links to educational programs for healthcare providers, including emergency medical responders, nurses and physicians who care for children being treated for either injury or acute illness.