10 reasons to join the PECC Workforce Development Collaborative

  • Published July 27, 2021

Led by the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center, the PECC Workforce Development Collaborative is a unique opportunity to learn how to become an effective pediatric emergency champion, also known as a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC). The collaborative will also help existing PECCs grow in their role. Research shows that PECCs are tied to improved pediatric readiness scores, and high pediatric readiness scores translate into better outcomes for children.

The collaborative, which kicks off Sept. 2, offers four tracks by role: EMS practitioners, emergency department (ED) nurses and health care professionals, ED physicians and advanced practice providers, and EMSC State Partnership program managers. The first phase of the collaborative will provide monthly, one-hour learning sessions on the seven focus areas of pediatric readiness followed by a one-hour breakout session. The second phase, which begins in March 2022 and is optional, will help participants develop and implement a quality improvement project focused on pediatric emergency care. (View the full program calendar here.)

Formal pediatric training, experience, or a title related to pediatric care is not required, but current PECCs are welcome to enroll. To register, visit the PECC Workforce Development Collaborative page. The deadline to register is Aug. 15.

Need more reasons to join? We’ve come up with 10:

  1. With four separate tracks based on your specific role in emergency settings, the collaborative is tailored to your professional needs.
  2. You’ll become an expert in the seven focus areas of pediatric readiness: the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator; Patient Safety & Family-Centered Care; Equipment, Supplies & Medications; Policies & Procedures; Care Team Competencies; Communication and Collaboration Across Systems of Care; and Quality Improvement Methodology.
  3. You’ll receive straightforward guidance, tools, and templates developed by experts in the field.
  4. It’s completely free to participate.
  5. Continuing education and Maintenance of Certification Part 4 credits will be available at no cost.
  6. Participation only requires two hours a month, and sessions will be recorded for those that cannot attend live.
  7. You’ll get to connect with like-minded individuals in your region and across the country.
  8. You’ll learn about clinical quality improvement and create your own project with guidance and support.
  9. Participating is a great way to develop skills that will help advance your career.
  10. Above all, you’ll make a difference for our nation’s most precious patients: children!