West Virginia — State Partnership

Emergency Medical Services for Children Program State Partnership Program

Oct. 1, 1996 - Present

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Project Overview
The goals of the program include:
• EMS agencies submitting NEMSIS compliant data to the State EMS Office;
• Increasing the number of EMS agencies that have a designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care;
• Increasing the number of EMS agencies that have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric-specific equipment;
• Increase the number of hospitals with an Always Ready for Kids program than can stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies and pediatric trauma;
• Increase the number of hospitals with an Emergency Department that have written interfacility guidelines that cover pediatric patients and that include the seven pre-defined components of transfer;
• Continue to emphasize the established permanence of the EMSC program in the state EMS system and encourage continued emphasis on growing the EMSC program.
Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of EMS
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Jennifer Buchanan
  • Program Manager
(304) 414-2208 jennifer.d.buchanan@wv.gov
Sherry Rockwell, RN, MSN, CEN
  • Program Director
(304) 558-3956 Sherry.L.Rockwell@wv.gov
Deana Spaulding
  • FAN


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Stay Alive Just Drive Education Module(s)/Curriculum The "Stay Alive, Just Drive" campaign is a collaborative initiative of the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau … 2016 Available Online
Always Ready for Kids (ARK) Hospital Recognition Program Recognition Program The goal of this ARK program is to create an effective and sustainable method to ensure that children who need … 2015 Available Online