New York — Targeted Issue
National EMS Child Protection Education Project
March 1, 2000 - Feb. 28, 2003


New York University, School of Medicine
Principal Investigator(s)
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Name Roles Agency Mailing Address Office Phone Email
George Foltin, MD
  • Principal Investigator
New York University, School of Medicine


Title Published Description Format Availability
Child Abuse & Neglect: A Continuing Education and Teaching Resource for the Prehospital Provider 2003 Three million cases of child abuse are reported in the US annually, making this issue a significant public health care concern.

EMS providers can be the eyes and ears of the medical community, because they are in a unique position, often being the only individuals who have access to a patient's home.

Their ability to assess and perceptively deal with this problem can have a tremendous impact on the morbidity and mortality of children. While there is a plethora of information for many levels of health care providers, there has been little useful information regarding the role of the EMS prehospital care provider in identification, reporting, intervening, documenting and preventing child maltreatment.

The creators of the national award-winning Teaching Resource for Instructors in Prehospital Pediatrics have addressed this problem by creating Child Abuse and Neglect: A Continuing Education and Teaching Resource for the Prehospital Provider.
PDF document Available Online


Title Published Author Abstract Publication PMID
Knowledge and attitude assessment and education of prehospital personnel in child abuse and neglect 2002 Markenson D, Foltin G, Tunik M, Cooper A, Matza-Haughton H, Olson L, Treiber M; Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine; National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians; National EMSC Data Resource Cen Prehosp Emerg Care 12109567