May 9, 2017
On May 8, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia signed Senate Bill 109, activating the nation’s first EMS licensure compact. With the 10th member state enactment, the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) has become official.
GAO Releases Report: Pediatric Trauma Center: Availability, Outcomes, and Federal Support Related to Pediatric Trauma Care
May 3, 2017
Quote from the report, "Among states, the proportion of children who lived within 30 miles of a high-level pediatric trauma center varied widely, ranging from no children in eight states to more than 90 percent of children in four states." (p.11)
April 19, 2017
The report, published by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, also describes several current efforts to incorporate EMS in HIEs across the country Improving data sharing between EMS and other healthcare providers can have several benefits, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
April 3, 2017
In March 2017, the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) announced the release of Safe Transport of Children by EMS: Interim Guidance. The guidance is a result of the work of NASEMSO’s Safe Transport of Children Ad Hoc Committee, which is focused on establishing evidence-based standards for safely transporting children by ground ambulance. While there are a variety of products available to secure children being transported in ambulances, the EMS provider (and the children being transported) must depend on the manufacturer for determining if the restraint would operate as intended in an ambulance crash. Unlike the child restraints (car seats) used in passenger vehicles, which must meet the crash standards defined by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213, there are no required crash-testing standards for these devices in the United States. NASEMSO is working with its partners to obtain funding to conduct the necessary crash-testing research to develop standards to be met by manufacturers. Until such research can be completed and standards developed, NASEMSO has issued Interim Guidance to maximize the safety of children in ambulances.
March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 - The EMSC State Partnership Town Hall held February 21, 2017 was recorded, archived and is now available online. You may access the webinar here.
Sept. 27, 2016
Aug. 17, 2016
The EIIC is featured on Houston Public Radio. About a quarter of patients who end up in emergency rooms are children, but research has revealed that hospital ERs and ambulances aren’t always prepared to treat pediatric patients
July 18, 2016
Welcome to the new EIIC Website! We are currently moving Web resources from the EMSC National Resource Center (NRC) to this site. During our transition, please contact us if you are in urgent need of information.
July 18, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) hosted a Webinar, “EMSC Program: Next Steps,” on a new initiative of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program. The Webinar focused on the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC), its personnel, and its activities toward improving pediatric emergency care nationwide. Watch the Webinar.
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