2022 EMS for Children Survey launches

  • Published January 30, 2022
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The 2022 EMS for Children Survey officially launched in all states and territories on Jan. 5. The last day responses will be accepted is March 31. This survey, which is conducted by the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC), assesses the availability and frequency of skill-checking on pediatric equipment and the availability of the pediatric emergency care coordinator for an EMS agency. The survey is being sent to a little over 15,500 EMS agencies nationally who respond to public 911 (or equivalent) calls and render care – both transporting and non-transporting included. Contact your EMSC Program Manager to find out how your state/territory is doing.

New to this year’s survey: once a responding EMS agency completes and submits their online survey, the NEDARC system will email them a basic score (pediatric equipment skill-checking) and summary report of the answers they provided (this is not a gap analysis report). The report also has links to the national data for 2020 and 2021 so respondents can compare.

NEDARC will also assist EMSC Program Managers in calling non-responding EMS agencies and will send more information soon to managers about the process for requesting this assistance.

To view the national report from the 2021 EMS for Children survey, visit NEDARC’s site.