EMS Research: A Path to Improving Pediatric Prehospital Care

Prehospital 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 project also assessed if advanced life support providers can successfully administer oral steroids to children with moderate to severe asthma.

This webinar is appropriate for medical directors, EMS providers, emergency department 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 and CECBEMS was available for physicians, nurses, and emergency medical service providers who attended the live presentation only.