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Past Webinars & Recordings

PECC Workforce Development Collaborative: Informational Webinar

July 14, 2021

This 30-minute webinar gives an overview of the PWDC and includes Q&A. Download the slides here.

To learn more about the collaborative and register, please visit our PECC Workforce Development Collaborative (PWDC) page.

"This is EMS: Caring for our Children" webinar

May 20, 2021 2 pm ET

In honor of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, “This is EMS: Taking Care of Our Children,” a free webinar about prehospital pediatric readiness, took place on Thursday, May 20, at 2 pm ET. The webinar provided an overview of both the Pediatric Readiness in Emergency Medical Services Systems Policy Statement and Technical Report; reviewed the new Toolkit and Checklist; provided testimonials focusing on why it’s important for EMS agencies to be pediatric prepared; and highlighted 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 (ACEP).

“Pediatric Readiness: Every Child, Every Day” webinar

May 19, 2021, 2 pm ET (EMSC Day)

In honor of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day, “Pediatric Readiness: Every Child, Every Day,” a free webinar about pediatric readiness across the care continuum, took place on Wednesday, May 19, at 2 pm ET. The webinar provided an overview of current efforts in pediatric readiness at multiple organizations, highlighting, in particular, the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) assessment, which is currently open. 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.

EMSC State Partnership Rural Expansion Program Grant TA Webinar

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April 29, 2021

This Technical Assistance Webinar covered:

  • Funding Summary
  • Purpose & Project
  • Eligibility
  • Application Submission Highlights
  • Review Criteria
  • Contact Information
  • Q&A

Click here to watch the webinar.

Click here to access the PowerPoint slides.

Family Advisory Network (FAN) Webinar

Impacts of COVID-19 and Social & Health Disparities on the Delivery of Pediatric Emergency and Mental Health Care

August 19, 2020

3:00-4:30 PM EST.

Click here to download the slides

Performance Report Technical Assistance

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Annual Performance Report for performance period April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 is due August 1, 2020. The recording of the Technical Assistance Webinar explains the purpose of the report, the report cycle, and walks through the report.

To note, Form 6 should be pre-populated with aims and activities. Please update these pre-populated activities to be representative of the 2019-20 performance period.

EMSC State Partnership Carryover Technical Assistance Webinar

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This webinar includes step-by-step guidance on how to complete and submit a Carryover Prior Approval Request to HRSA. Guidance was provide by the HRSA EMSC project officers and grants management specialists who oversee the EMSC State Partnership grant program. (June 4, 2020)

Click here to access the webinar. The PowerPoint presentation is located here.

Cultural Implications of Screening for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The webinar features Ms. Nanfi Lubogo who serves as a Co-Executive Director for PATH Parent to Parent/ Family Voices of CT (PATH/FVCT), a statewide parent support network for families of children and youth with special health care needs. Ms. Lubogo presents on the cultural implications of screening for families from diverse backgrounds, the barriers faced by families and the role of healthcare providers.

Preserving Mental Health during the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

Preserving Mental Health during the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, April 14th, 12:00-1:00pm EST

The AAP has teamed up with Emory University Global Health Institute, WebMD, Georgia Global Health Alliance, and the Center for Victims of Torture to co-sponsor a webinar to discuss the unique the mental health challenges posed by the pandemic.

The panel of experts, including Dr. Heather Haq from the SOICH Executive Committee, will discuss preserving mental health during self-isolation; prevention of child injury and trauma; challenges to frontline health providers; and equity in immigrant and refugee populations. Please register using the link and join us on April 14th at 12pm EST.

Register here!

Developing a Healthcare Coalition Pediatric Surge Annex

Wednesday, February 26, 1:30-3:00 PM ET.

VIEW THE RECORDING HERE. You will be asked to enter your name and email address prior to accessing the recording. 

The 2019-2023 HPP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requires healthcare coalitions (HCCs) to develop a coalition-level pediatric annex that complements their base medical surge/trauma mass casualty response plans. This annex would improve regional capacity and capabilities to manage a surge of pediatric patients. This webinar supplements the “Pediatric Annex Planning” workshop convened at the 2019 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference, and features national experts discussing guidance, resources, and lessons learned to help HCCs develop a pediatric surge annex.


  • Shayne Brannman, MS, MA, ASPR TRACIE Program Director, HHS ASPR
  • Jack Herrman, MSEd, NCC, LMHC, Acting Director, National Healthcare Preparedness Program, HHS ASPR


  • Sarita Chung, MD, FAAP, Director of Disaster Preparedness, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston; Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Executive Committee (CoDPR)
  • Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital; Member, AAP CoDPR Executive Committee
  • John Hick, MD, Hennepin Healthcare and HHS ASPR
  • Christopher Newton, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Director of Trauma Care, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

What Health Care Providers Need to Know About 2019-Novel Coronavirus Webinar

Tuesday February 18th, 2020

"What Health Care Providers Need to Know About 2019-Novel Coronavirus," brought to you by ENA, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the CDC and the National Ebola Training and Education Center provides valuable information for health care providers on COVID-19. During this event, leading experts discussed the current state of the coronavirus and share identification, isolation, and treatment strategies for symptomatic patients.

Speakers: Sharon Vanairsdale DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, NP-C, CEN, FAEN, FAAN; Bruce Ribner MD, MPH; Aneesh Mehta, MD; Kate Boulter, RN, BAN, MPH, and Alex Isakov, MD, MPH

EMSC FAN 2019 Showcase Webinar

Wednesday December 18, 2019

FAN Members share their advocacy work from 2019, including lessons learned, project success and tips to take forward to 2020.

Applying the Latest Research to Prevent Bullying: Empowering Schools to Change Behaviors and Attitudes


Tuesday December 3, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Bullying prevention is an important aspect of school safety. During this webinar, co-sponsored by NIJ and the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention, researchers will share information schools can use to address bullying. This information will include helping teachers respond to bullying in the classroom and giving students who see bullying tools to take action and address it. The webinar will be moderated by an education professional and participants will have an opportunity to interact with presenters.


  • Tracy Waasdorp, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Research Scientist
  • Amanda Nickerson, University at Buffalo, Professor and Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
  • Discussant: Christina Weeter, Kentucky Department of Education

The Future of Evidence-Based Guidelines in EMS

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Tuesday November 19, 2019

2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT

Hosted by NHTSA Office of EMS

Earlier this year, several EMS organizations collaborated to publish evidence-based guidelines (EBG) for the EMS administration of naloxone, adding to the growing number of EBGs available to help EMS clinicians provide care based on the latest research and best practices endorsed by experts in the field. In recent years, EBGs for external hemorrhage control, prehospital pediatric seizure management and other topics have helped move the profession toward the evidence-based, people-centered approach described in the EMS Agenda 2050.

In this EMS Focus webinar, you'll hear from leaders involved in the efforts to create prehospital EBGs and model protocols.

In addition, panelists will share:

  • How the naloxone EBG was developed, including what research was considered and why
  • Suggestions for how to incorporate the naloxone EBG and others into protocols and practice at the state and local levels
  • What moving toward an evidence-based practice means for the EMS profession - and what you can do to support that effort

Panelists Include:

  • Christian Martin-Gill, MD, MPH, Chair, Prehospital Guidelines Consortium
  • David Niebuhr, MD, MPH, MSc, Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality�
  • Kenneth Williams, MD, Medical Director, Rhode Island Center for EMS
  • Max Sevareid, MPH, EMS Specialist, NHTSA Office of EMS

Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions during any point of the discussion. The webinar and Q&A will last approximately one hour. Sign up to get email updates about this webinar series, new projects and more.

Using Fatality Reviews To Understand Disasters

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Thursday October 31, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


  • Diane Pilkey, RN, MPH
  • Kevin Chatham-Stevens, MD, MPH, FAAP
  • Captain Rebecca Noe, MN, MPH, FNP-BC
  • Abby Collier, MS

Children are more vulnerable than adults during a disaster. Protecting children during a natural disaster, outbreak, mass fatality event or other disaster takes careful planning. Fatality review teams play a critical role in shaping preparedness plans and understanding community, state and federal responses after an event. This webinar will focus on common definitions of a disaster, best practices in fatality reviews when a disaster occurs, and available resources. Additionally, this webinar will discuss changes to the National Fatality Review-Case Reporting System and a pilot project to gather more information. Examples of how CDR and FIMR teams have used fatality review to gain a deeper understanding of disaster events will be shared.

Emergency Childcare Services Post - Disaster

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Wednesday October 16, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


  • Lisa Crouch, Associate Director - CDS
  • Dr. Heather L. Beal – IAEM Children and Disaster Caucus Chair

The IAEM Children and Disaster Caucus is partnering with the Church of the Brethren Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) to host this webinar to educate local and state managers on the services they provide and how to better prepare for the needs of children post-disaster. CDS has been meeting the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers across the nation since 1980. Specially trained to respond to traumatized children, these volunteers provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires any natural or human caused disaster.

FAN 2019 All Grantee Meeting Debrief Webinar

September 9, 2019

9:00 AM CT

FAN Members discuss the positives and negatives of the 2019 All Grantee Meeting.

Critical Crossroads: Pediatric Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department

August 15, 2019

3:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

Webinar Link

Learn How To Use New Resources for Hospitals

The Critical Crossroads toolkit is a new resource to help hospital emergency departments better manage and coordinate care for children and adolescents in mental health crisis. You can tailor the resources to your specific needs, patient population, and community. During the webinar, you will learn why we developed the toolkit and how to use it. Presenters include:

  • Michael D. Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, HRSA Associate Administrator for Maternal and Child Health
  • Tom Morris, MPA, HRSA Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy

Can you use the Critical Crossroads toolkit?

Anyone who establishes policies and protocols in emergency departments can use this toolkit. This includes:

  • hospital administrators
  • social workers
  • pediatric care coordinators
  • physicians and nurses
  • mental health providers

Download the Critical Crossroads toolkit

All you need to join the webcast is the link above and plan to log on a few minutes before 3pm to register.

The Future of EMS Education: Revising the EMS Education Standards


August 22 @ 12pm ET / 9am PT

The National EMS Education Standards, first published in 2009, set the foundation for initial education of EMS clinicians at the EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic levels. Now, those standards are being revised, and it's your turn to provide input.

In this webinar, you'll hear from leaders of the effort to update the education standards as they share details of the first draft, which will be released for public comment in August. They'll explain why the education standards are being updated, the process to do so and the members of the team behind the effort.

In addition, panelists will share:

  • How the new EMS Education Standards will align with the recently released 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  • The role of the EMS Education Standards and their impact on the profession
  • Opportunities for you to share feedback and contribute to this important project

Webinar Details:

Hosted by the NHTSA Office of EMS, the panelists include:

  • Bryan Ericson, Chairman, NAEMSE, and Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Services Program, Tarrant County College
  • Paul Rosenberger, EdD, Program Director, Section on EMS Continuing Education, Division of EMS, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Jon Krohmer, MD, Director, NHTSA Office of EMS

Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions during any point of the discussion. The webinar and Q&A will last approximately one hour. Sign up to get email updates about this webinar series, new projects and more.

About EMS Focus

Every quarter, EMS Focus provides a venue to discuss crucial initiatives, issues and challenges for EMS stakeholders and leaders nationwide. Be sure to visit the EMS Focus website for information about upcoming webinars and to view past recordings.

Optimizing EMS Destination Choice for Pediatric Patients

June 21, 2019


Jennifer Anders, MD is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore Maryland and serves as Maryland's associate medical director for pediatrics.

Jennifer Fishe, MD is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at the University of Florida - Jacksonville and the Associate Medical Director for Pediatrics for Nassau County Fire and Rescue Department.

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Understand why and how pediatric care is regionalized and the effects on EMS systems
  2. Learn how undertriage, overtriage and secondary transport are sub-optimal for patients and EMS operations
  3. Review non-trauma pediatric conditions likely to require inpatient or specialty pediatric care
  4. Become familiar with a pilot pediatric destination tool which incorporates the available evidence base

Supporting Maternal Health Innovation Program

Thursday June 13, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

Call-In Number: 1-866-714-2132

Participant Code: 1427617#


HRSA released three new Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) to improve maternal health outcomes, and address disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The Supporting Maternal Health Innovation (Supporting MHI) Program (HRSA-19-106) will invest approximately $2.6 million through one award to support states and other stakeholders in reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity through capacity-building assistance to State MHI recipients and other HRSA-funded maternal health award recipients as they implement innovative and evidence-informed strategies. This funding will also establish a national resource center to provide guidance to HRSA award recipients, states, and key stakeholders in improving maternal health.

View this PDF for more information.

HRSA will record the webinar and make it available here.

AIM – Community Care Initiative

Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

Call-In Number: 1-866-714-2132

Participant Code: 1427617#


HRSA released three new Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) to improve maternal health outcomes, and address disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – Community Care Initiative (HRSA-19-109) will invest approximately $1.8 million through one award to develop and implement non-hospital focused maternal safety bundles within community-based organizations and outpatient clinical settings across the United States. This initiative will build upon the foundational work of AIM by utilizing a quality improvement framework to address mortality and morbidity among pregnant and postpartum women outside of hospital and other birthing facility settings.

View this PDF for more information.

HRSA will record the webinar and make it available here.

State Maternal Health Innovation Program

Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT

HRSA released three new Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) to improve maternal health outcomes, and address disparities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Program (HRSA-19-107) will invest approximately $18 million through nine awards to states or a group of states, or an organization working in concert with the State Title V agency. Successful State MHI Program award recipients will receive $2 million per year for a five-year period of performance to strengthen partnerships and collaboration by establishing a state-focused Maternal Health Task Force, improving state-level data surveillance on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, and promoting and executing innovation in maternal health service delivery.

View this PDF for more information.

View the webinar.

2019 EMS for Children Day Prehospital Care of Children: Review of Evidence-Based Guidelines

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT

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

Presenters include:

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

View slides here.

All-Grantee Conference: Poster Session Q&A

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT

Thinking of submitting a poster for the 2019 EMSC All Grantee Conference? The webinar included tips and tools to create a great poster.

Some poster option ideas and templates include:

* Best Practices

* Storyboards

* Lessons Learned

* Project Overview

We want to encourage and support as many of you as possible to submit your ideas! It can be vague or well-formed. Just submit!

EMSC Webinar: Child Abuse Screening

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Dr. Kathleen Adelgais and Dr. Daniel Lindberg

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11 AM – 12 PM

April was Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

Dr. Kathleen Adelgais
Dr. Adelgais is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO. She serves as the Principal Investigator and Program Director for the Colorado EMS for Children State Partnership program, is the past-chair of the Pediatrics Committee for National Association EMS Physicians, and previously represented the American Academy of Pediatrics on the board of directors for Committee on the Accreditation EMS Programs. She also serves as the scientific advisor for the Aurora Fire Department EMS affiliate role in PEM-NEWS node within the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).

Dr. Daniel Lindberg
Dr. Lindberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the Principal investigator of two of the largest prospective studies to determine optimal occult injury testing strategies to improve early recognition of child physical abuse.

Check out the Recognizing Abuse Module to learn more.

View the webinar

View the presentation

Family Advisory Network (FAN) Effective Use of Social Media from the FAN Perspective

Tuesday, April 16th from 4:00-5:00 PM EST.

Our second webinar of the series focused on the Effective Use of Social Media from the FAN Perspective. The webinar featured Dr. Padma Swamy who is a pediatrician who works at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Swamy shared social media tips and tricks to assist FAN Representatives utilize social media platforms to promote the goals and mission of EMSC just in time for EMS Week and EMSC Day (May 19 - 25, 2019/ Wednesday, May 22). We also had an update from the FAN Activities Planning Team regarding exciting upcoming FAN activities.

FAN Social Media Handout | PowerPoint Slides

Prehospital Medication Dosing Errors

December 13, 2018

Dr. John Hoyle

FAN and SP Managers Working Together Effectively

December 11, 2018

Our first webinar of this series is focused on FAN Representatives and SP Managers Working Together Effectively. The webinar includes a panel discussion where three great teams of FAN Representatives and their State Partnership Grantee Program Managers discuss successful criteria for working well together. We also have an update from your FAN Activities Planning Team regarding exciting upcoming FAN activities.

Pediatric Sepsis

November 14, 2018

Dr. Kathleen Brown & Dr. Lynn Babcock

Presentation Slides

Adolescent Mental Health Screening

September 13, 2018

Dr. Shilpa Patel, Dr. Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan, Dr. Nicolaus Glomb

HRSA Performance Reporting

June 28, 2018

Jocelyn Hulbert & Sarah O'Donnell


New Guidelines in Pediatric Trauma

March 8, 2018

Dr. James Holmes, Dr. Nathan Kuppermann, and Dr. Julie Leonard

The presentation focused on:

  • Identifying Children at Very Low Risk of Intra-Abdominal Injuries Undergoing Acute Intervention. Slides
  • Head CT Prediction Rules in Children: Generating and Validating the Evidence, then Implementing into Practice. Slides: part 1, part 2 and part 3
  • Update on the Emergency Management of Children at Risk for Cervical Spine Injury after Blunt Trauma. Slides

NEDARC TechTalk #43: Using EMS Dashboards to Explore Your PM 2&3 Data

February 22, 2018

A must for all our EMSC Managers collecting data for Performance Measures 02 and 03:

This webinar looks into NEDARC’s EMS-specific dashboard system powered by Tableau. You will learn how to request a login to the system and access the current EMS dashboards for PM 02 and 03 (over 13). This presentation reviews the dashboards available to assist in exploring, creating reports, and identifying quality improvement efforts related to data collection.


The Next Generation of EMSC Performance Measures

September 12, 2016

The purpose of this webinar is to clearly describe each of the new EMSC Performance Measures and data collection requirements scheduled to begin on March 1, 2017. Presenters included: Moderator Jocelyn Hulbert from HRSA; Brooke Lerner PhD, the Principle Investigator of the Charlotte, Houston, Milwaukee PreHospital EMS (CHaMP) Research Node of PECARN; and Brian Moore MD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico State EMSC Medical director. Ms. Hulbert reviewed the history behind the new measures and the specifics of each measure. Dr. Lerner discussed the value of the NEMSIS v.3x measure. Finally Dr. Moore reviewed the importance of the presence of a PECC (pediatric emergency care coordinator) within EMS agencies and the value of skill checking for EMT’s and paramedics on the use of pediatric equipment.

This webinar is appropriate for medical directors, EMS providers, emergency department physicians and nurses, community health planners, hospital administrators, clinical managers, state EMSC Program managers, family members, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.


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