Minnesota — State Partnership

Minnesota EMSC State Partnership Grant

Jan. 1, 1996 - Present

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Project Overview
We work together to save children’s lives. Our goal is to ensure that all children receive the best appropriate care in a health emergency. We work to achieve the Federal EMSC Performance Measures, to improve the pediatric emergency care infrastructure in Minnesota and enhance the pediatric readiness of our EMS and healthcare systems.

Some objectives include:
- establishing awareness to create and maintain partnerships,
- utilizing the expertise of our robust Advisory Committee members, and
- focus on providing educational opportunities.
Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board (subcontract with Children’s Minnesota)
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Great Lakes


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Anna DePompolo, MD
  • Pediatric Medical Director/Advisor
Dylan Ferguson
  • Project Director
(651) 201-2806 dylan.ferguson@state.mn.us
Kjelsey Polzin
  • Program Manager
(612) 813-6939 kjelsey.polzin@childrensmn.org
Melissa Winger
  • FAN


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Minnesota Pediatric Surge Plan Handbook/Manual The Minnesota Pediatric Surge Plan has been developed to ensure the state’s pediatric trauma centers are coordinated, have a common … May 2019 Available Online
Pediatric Procedures for Emergency Care Guidance/Information This resource was designed to provide general instruction on first aid for common childhood emergencies. These flipcharts are not intended … 2020 Available by Email
Communication Cards (EMS & Hospital) Reference Card/Guide designed for children who are non-verbal, young children, or ESL children to speak with EMS providers. This aid uses Tobii … 2020 Available by Email
Pediatric Vital Signs Card Reference Card/Guide This is a reference card that includes the normal pediatric vital signs and the pediatric assessment triangle (PAT). It is … 2020 Available by Email
Pediatric Surge Toolkit Toolkit To prepared individuals, health care facilities, and regional health care coalitions to respond to incidents involving pediatric patients and a … 2019 Available Online
What the HECC is a PECC? Guidance/Information Learn what a PECC is and why it is important to have one at your EMS agency. 2019 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
The Effect of the Familiarity of a Survey Sender on Response Outcomes in a Large-Scale Survey of Emergency Medical Services Agencies Research Paper/Publication Evaluation & the Health Professions 2021
Virtual Pediatric Symposiums Poster 2021 EMSC All Grantee Meeting 2021