EMSC Pulse

A digest of EMSC Program News and Activities

Issue #63 | Aug. 31, 2021

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New Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network will partner with EIIC to build on EMSC disaster preparedness efforts
Four states receive grants through Rural Expansion Program
Improving access to care through the Telehealth Collaborative
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State successes: Wisconsin EMSC receives $520,000 workforce development grant
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PECARN study exploring oral steroids for asthma in ambulance setting
Family Advisory Network feature: Guam
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Featured resources: September is National Preparedness Month! Learn more or get involved by visiting www.ready.gov; exploring EIIC’s Disaster Domain’s work; or registering to join AAP’s Disaster Recovery ECHO: Applying Lessons Learned During Disaster and Pandemic Recovery, a twice-monthly, virtual forum that launches in September.


  • Congratulations to Charles Macias, MD, MPH, who is the 2021 recipient of the Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Macias will receive the award on Oct. 9 during the Section on Emergency Medicine meeting. 

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PEAKs: Coming soon!

Keep an eye out for EIIC’s Pediatric Education and Advocacy Kits (PEAKs) on Suicide Screening and Management of the Agitated Patient. Both PEAKs will begin to roll out content in mid- to late September (National Suicide Awareness Month). 

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