National EMS Week
National EMS Week is May 19-25, 2019
EMS for Children Day is Wednesday, May 22, 2019
National EMS Week is an annual celebration of the dedication and commitment of EMS providers all over the country making differences in the lives of millions of Americans every day. It also provides an opportunity to bring together EMS agencies and their local communities to focus attention on illness and injury prevention and raise awareness about issues important to the continued development and improvement of EMS and Trauma systems.
National EMS for Children Day places a spotlight on the delivery of high-quality emergency medical care for children, focusing on the unique needs of critically ill or injured pediatric patients and the challenges faced by EMS professionals in meeting those needs. The EMS for Children program is working with EMS leaders nationwide to ensure that all children - no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive the best care possible in an emergency situation.
In order to raise awareness about the need to improve and expand specialized care for children in the prehospital and acute care settings, messaging should be focused on three key audiences: parents/caregiver, EMS providers, and hospital personnel. For more information about EMS Week (celebration suggestions and ways to honor those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line," watch for updates on the EIIC, ACEP and NAEMT’s EMS Week web pages, Like the National EMS Week Facebook page or find more to the right.
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