EIIC: Emergency Medical Services for Children | Innovation and Improvement Center


In 2010, the EMSC NRC, in collaboration with the Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Medication Safety, produced a series of podcasts called iPEMS. These multimedia podcasts target medical students, residents, and fellowship trainees and focus on three primary objectives: (1) to educate trainees about pediatric medication safety issues in the emergency setting; (2) to describe potential solutions to improve medication safety; and (3) to equip trainees with the tools to implement a quality improvement initiative in their training program.

In 2011, the EMSC NRC produced its second series of podcasts called iAdvocate. These video podcasts focus on the public policy process and will equip individuals with information and strategies to effect legislative change at the federal, state, and local levels. While many of the examples used in this series refer to the federal policymaking process, most of the tools and tips are also applicable at the state and local levels.

In 2013, a podcast on Prehospital Pain Management in Children was released. This video focuses on the key elements of pain psychology, pain assessment, and pain management interventions for injured children experiencing pain. (This podcast was developed by EMSC Targeted Issue Grantees Halim Hennes, MD. His project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Targeted Issues grant program, Grant No. H34MC02548 for $472,693.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.)