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    30 Million Children Will Receive Emergency Care This Year

    This 8-panel, three-color brochure was first released during the National Public Information and Education campaign in 2000. The brochure describes 10 ways to prepare for a medical emergency involving a child, as well as 10 steps to take once an emergency occurs. It also includes an emergency information form and a copy of "My Emergency Plan" to be distributed to day care providers, relatives, and babysitters.

    About the EMSC Program Fact Sheet

    This two-page fact sheet describes what the EMSC Program is doing to help improve the care of ill and injured children.

    After the Emergency Is Over: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Youth

    This fact sheet focuses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children and Youth. It includes what PTSD is, signs and symptoms as well as possible treatments. The fact sheet also consists of a list of various books, brochures, and internet resources which can aid one in gaining more information.

    All- terrain Vehicle Safety Toolkit

    Unintentional injuries -- the number one killer of children -- occur in many ways, including all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes. Many of these injuries and deaths can be prevented by practicing safe riding behaviors. The ATV Safety Toolkit contains valuable safety information that when utilized can save lives and stop preventable injuries from harming ATV riders. The information is presented in multiple formats for the facilitator to use as he or she pleases.

    Application of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) to Hospital Inpatients: An Issue Brief

    This issue brief provides a brief overview of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and focuses on its application to hospital inpatients. The brief analyzes the law, as well as a series of relevant court decisions, for their application to hospital inpatients in emergency transfer situations.

    Bereavement Practice Guidelines for the Healthcare Professional in the Emergency Department

    These guidelines are designed to help emergency department health care professionals to positively support family and staff when a child suddenly dies. The guidelines outline five phases, which were developed by a panel of EMS experts.

    Checklist: Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital's Disaster Preparedness Policies

    This Checklist is intended to be used as a tool to help hospital administrators and leadership incorporate essential pediatric considerations into existing hospital disaster policies. This publication is available in two versions: static pdf and interactive pdf.

    Child Abuse & Neglect: A Continuing Education and Teaching Resource for the Prehospital Provider

    Three million cases of child abuse are reported in the U.S. annually, making this issue a significant public health care concern. EMS providers can be the eyes and ears of the medical community, because they are in a unique position, often being the only individuals who have access to a patient’s home. Their ability to assess and perceptively deal with this problem can have a tremendous impact on the morbidity and mortality of children.

    Child Ready: Engaging Communities to Prepare for Pediatric Emergencies

    Child Ready: Engaging Communities to Prepare for Pediatric Emergencies 2016 Share:Google PlusFacebookTwitterLinked InPrintEmail This website focuses on the mission of the Child-Ready Program: to reduce pediatric morbidity and mortality by partnering with communities, facilities, and health care providers to ensure that they have the resources and capabilities to provide effective, culturally-appropriate care for ill and injured children, and by developing prevention strategies with communities and tribes to design, develop, and disseminate a system of regionalized pediatric emergency care in tribal and rural areas of New Mexico and the border regions of Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and Mexico. Child Ready is maintained by the University of New Mexico (UNM), Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the UNM Institute for Indigenous Knowledge and Development, and funded through an EMSC State Partnership Regionalization of Care grant.

    Children and Pandemic Flu: An EMSC Resource Sheet

    This resource sheet emphasizes the importance of addressing children's needs in pandemic flu preparation. This sheet also includes a section on What is Pandemic Flu?, giving readers an introduction to the disease outbreak, how it comes into existence, who is at risk, as well as a list of resources that may prove useful in preparing in the event there is an outbreak.

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