EMS providers are often the first to comfort shocked and grieving parents of a child victim of fatal trauma or illness in an out-of-hospital (OOH) setting. COPE is a collection of resources that focus on improving interactions with panic-stricken families and self-care strategies for EMS.
Blazing Trails in Prehospital Care through Targeted Issues Grants: The Center for Rural Emergency Services and Trauma (CREST) Network for EMS Providers and Pediatric Evidence-Based Guidelines Assessment of EMS System Utilization in States (PEGASUS)
This webinar will feature two of these Targeted Issues projects from the 2013 grant cycle. The first project, Innovating and Improving Prehospital Pediatric Care in Rural New Hampshire and Vermont: The Center for Rural Emergency Services and Trauma (CREST) Network for EMS Providers, studied knowledge and competency of EMS providers in rural settings through the implementation of a rural EMS training network. The second project, Pediatric Evidence-Based Guidelines Assessment of EMS System Utilization in States (PEGASUS), improved the evidence-base for pediatric prehospital care utilizing the National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline (EBG) Model Process.
A Community Paramedicine Approach to Pediatric Asthma Care and Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS
This webinar featured two EMSC Targeted Issues projects. The first project, Treat the Streets, examines how a pediatric community paramedicine program was able to address identified gaps in pediatric asthma care, reduce emergency department (ED) recidivism rates for children, and enhance paramedic provider roles in care delivery. The second project, Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS (COPE), utilizes mobile communications technology to equip EMS providers with the knowledge, tools, and skill set needed to manage the emotional and psychological effects for both the grieving family and themselves when confronted with an out-of-hospital pediatric death.
This toolkit features the work of Evaline Alessandrini, MD, and her EMSC Targeted Issues project "Defining Quality Performance Measures for Pediatric Emergency Care." Her project seeks to improve pediatric emergency care through the consensus identification of pediatric emergency care performance measures and associated elements of documentation. Providing a framework for the measurement of pediatric emergency care will facilitate national benchmarking as well as an opportunity for development of risk adjustment processes to facilitate better pediatric emergency care research.
This webinar featured two EMSC-funded Targeted Issues projects from the 2013 grant cycle. The first project, the Charlotte, Houston and Milwaukee Prehospital Research Node, assessed the feasibility of integrating an EMS Research Node Center in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network to conduct relevant and innovative prehospital pediatric research. The second project, Prehospital Oral Steroids for the Treatment of Status Asthmaticus in Children, examined whether prehospital administration of oral steroids to pediatric patients with moderate to severe asthma exacerbations decreases time spent in the emergency department and the need for hospitalization.
This disaster triage online training course will discuss how to recognize a disaster, the rationale for pediatric disaster triage, and common triage strategies. Application of the information through the use of several case studies and embedded quizzes will illustrate the concepts discussed in the training.
Implementing a checklist is a low-cost option that has been shown to reduce errors in several medical domains. The use of a checklist during pediatric trauma resuscitation is a reliable method for increasing adherence with the ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) protocol. This tool kit is designed to help hospitals create a trauma resuscitation checklist, addressing the unique needs of each institution while benefiting from previous work conducted by Children’s National.