Wednesday: EMS for Children
May 22, 2019
EMS Week, and specifically EMS for Children Day, is a time to honor those who take care of our children in an emergency. The EMS for Children Program would like to thank the thousands of health care professionals — EMTs, paramedics, nurses and physicians — who for the last 35 years have worked with the Program at state and national levels to improve the care provided to children in the emergency setting!
The EMS for Children (EMSC) Program is a federally funded program through a grant from the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) and is the only federally funded program solely focused on improving the quality of pediatric emergency care. The program funds and supports pediatric emergency care initiatives and projects in all 50 states and U.S. Territories.
The mission of the EMSC Program is to ensure that all children and adolescents receive appropriate emergency health care when it is needed regardless of where they live, attend school, or travel. Also, part of the mission is to ensure that pediatric services and resources are well integrated into both EMS systems and hospital emergency departments.
The EIIC offers EMSC stakeholders a variety of resources to leverage quality improvement sciences, the knowledge expertise of multiple professional societies, and federal organizations to transform healthcare outcomes for children in the US.