EMSC Pulse

A digest of EMSC Program News and Activities

Issue #76 | Oct. 31, 2022


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Featured resource: The EIIC Trauma Domain paper, “Establishing national stakeholder priorities for quality improvement in pediatric trauma care: Consensus results using a modified Delphi process,” underscored the importance of implementing minimum pediatric standards for injury care, frontline provider training, stabilization protocols, imaging guidelines, and local pediatric champions. Read more.

Resources round-up:

Policy statements

Condition-specific resources

Disaster resources

EMSC grantee resources

Other resources

Upcoming events, conferences, deadlines:

Honors & awards

  • Brooke Lerner PhD, FAEMS, founding leader of the PECARN prehospital node, is being honored with the establishment of the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund at the NAEMSP.
  • Mary Fallat, MD, FACAS, FAAP, an EIIC Advisory Board member, a past EMSC Targeted Issues Grant principal investigator (PI), and a Pediatric Pandemic Network site PI, received the AAP Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence. 
  • Mark X. Cicero, MD, FAAP, Targeted Issues Grant PI and domain co-lead within the Pediatric Pandemic Network, received the 2022 NAEMT-AAP/Handtevy Pediatric EMS Award.

Action opportunities:

  • ACEP’s Scientific Assembly Course Proposal Form is open. The deadline to submit content is Nov. 11. Learn more.
  • AAP is recruiting primary care clinicians and other health professionals in rural, frontier, and underserved areas who serve pediatric populations in those areas to join an eight-month ECHO on Rural Pediatrics: Anxiety and Depression. The deadline to register is Nov. 10. Learn more.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is soliciting applications for appointment to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC). Applications are due Nov. 10. Learn more.
  • The New York State Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse are calling for papers for their 2023 Annual Joint Conference, Working Together For A Safer Tomorrow. The deadline is Dec. 1. Learn more.

Career opportunity:

Five headlines worth reading this month:

  1. As Hospitals Close Children’s Units, Where Does That Leave Lachlan? - New York Times, Oct. 11 (featuring pediatric readiness and Kate Remick, MD)
  2. What’s behind an increase in closures of pediatric units - PBS NewsHour, Oct. 15 (highlights 2018 pediatric readiness paper)
  3. An autistic teen needed mental health help. He spent weeks in an ER instead. - Washington Post, Oct. 20
  4. We May Have Only a Few Months to Prevent the Next Pandemic - New York Times, Oct. 24
  5. Is the US facing a potential 'tripledemic' of flu, RSV and COVID-19?  - ABC News, Oct. 26

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