PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE COORDINATION IN EMS AGENCIES: MEASURING THE INFLUENCE, MAGNIFYING THE IMPROVEMENT
We believe that:
If EMS agencies have a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC), the quality of care children receive in the prehospital setting will be better, and children will have better outcomes. This project will test that belief, and lead to information about how EMS can do their best work when caring for children.
Aim 1: Measure the impact having a highly functional PECC on Quality of EMS Clinical Care and Patient Outcomes.
Aim 1, Objective 1: Improved Quality of Clinical Care and Patient Outcomes for Pediatric EMS Patients
Aim 1, Objective 2: Measure Psychomotor and Cognitive Skills among EMS Providers before and after PECC designation
Aim 1, Objective 3 : Assess Family Satisfaction with EMS Care for Children
Aim 2: Determine effective means for designating and implementing PECCs in EMS agencies
Aim 3: Define the characteristics of an effective PECC
Aim 3, Objective 1: Derivation of a PECC Effectiveness Evaluation tool (PEET)
Aim 3, Objective 2: Validation of the PEET Among Partner EMS Agencies
Aim 3: Objective 3: Implementation and Outcome Assessment of PEET among EMS Agencies with PECCs