This presentation will bring you up to date on the current status of the EMS Education Standards revision project. This project is being led by the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) and is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of EMS, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau's EMS for Children (EMSC).
Thursday, August 22
This session will focus on emergency care and preparedness for CYSHCN who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Speakers will identify system gaps and their alignment with EMSC performance measures, and discuss resources and planning considerations for families and providers.
Presentations from 3 current SPROC grantees. The SPROC program aims to establish coordinated emergency systems that assure children are transported, transferred and cared for at facilities equipped and prepared to care for children.
In this session we will discuss recent EMS publications that could change practice for pediatric EMS patients. We will focus on what you should take back to your communities to help bring these findings to the streets sooner.
This session will include presentations from 4 of our current Targeted Issues grantees. The Targeted Issues program undertakes a unique investigator-initiated approach to translate research into practice and improve pediatric health outcomes by supporting innovative strategies to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care. Projects are of national significance.
Discussion points will include: tools and resources developed, progress made and collaborative successes, the current state of pediatric facility recognition in the US, ongoing challenges of pediatric medical recognition in the US (program variability, sustainability, national efforts for collaboration, link to outcomes), and lead a discussion on next steps to ensure wider adoption and ongoing success of pediatric medical recognition programs in the United States and Territories.
Providing EMS care for CYSHCN is inherently challenging and complex. There are literally thousands of different special healthcare conditions, and each patient with special healthcare needs is unique. The presenters will describe two emerging tools for addressing these challenges.
Presentation on Critical Crossroads: EMSC led cross-governmental project on improving emergency care for children in mental health crisis.
Indian Health Service presentation: The purpose of the Ask Suicide Screening Questions Quality Improvement Pilot (ASQ QIP) within Indian Health Service to initiate a universal suicide risk screening to address health disparities leading to suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives
Though the EMSC mission has remained the same – to reduce the mortality and morbidity of pediatric emergencies, the EMSC Program priorities and focus have changed and grown over the years. To accommodate changes and growth of state programs the role of EMSC state managers has also changed requiring new skill set, knowledge and implementation strategies to be successful.