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 webinar is appropriate for medical directors, EMS providers, ED physicians and nurses, community health planners, hospital administrators, clinical managers, state EMSC Program managers, family members, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.

Continuing education through the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center was available for physicians and nurses who attended the live presentation only.