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

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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!


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Dr. Kathleen Adelgais and Dr. Daniel Lindberg

EMSC Webinar: Child Abuse Screening

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.

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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


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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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