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Pediatric Readiness in Emergency Medical Services Systems

Resource availability and pediatric readiness across EMS agencies are variable. Providing high-quality EMS care to children requires an infrastructure designed to support the care of pediatric patients and their families. Therefore, it is important that …

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Resource availability and pediatric readiness across EMS agencies are variable. Providing high-quality EMS care to …

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Quality Management of Prehospital Pediatric Respiratory Distress and Airway Programs (NAEMSP)

The unique challenges of pediatric respiratory and airway emergencies require the development and maintenance of a prehospital quality management program that includes pediatric-focused medical oversight and clinical care expertise, data collection, operational considerations, focused education, …

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The unique challenges of pediatric respiratory and airway emergencies require the development and maintenance of …

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NAEMSP Review Guide for Emergency Medical Services Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight

Review guide for those studying for board certification exam and participating in EMS fellowship education. A few topics relevant to the pediatric population and the PPRP Checklist includes: The Special Needs of Children (page 100); …

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Review guide for those studying for board certification exam and participating in EMS fellowship education. …

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Medical Direction/Oversight Resources

This section includes resources for medical directors.

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This section includes resources for medical directors.

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The Role of the Physician Medical Director in Emergency Medical Services Leadership (ACEP)

ACEP considers EMS a practice of medicine requiring physician oversight, reaffirms its commitment to physician medical director leadership in EMS, and supports the principles outlined in this policy statement. Approved October 2017

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ACEP considers EMS a practice of medicine requiring physician oversight, reaffirms its commitment to physician …

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The Role of Emergency Physicians in Emergency Medical Services for Children (ACEP)

ACEP believes emergency physicians, as leaders in EMS, have a pivotal role in the integration of emergency medical services for children (EMSC). Emergency physicians impact the EMS-EMSC continuum in important ways as outlined in this …

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ACEP believes emergency physicians, as leaders in EMS, have a pivotal role in the integration …

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Role of the State EMS Medical Director (ACEP, NAEMSP, NASEMSO)

A joint statement by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO). Approved October 2016 (ACEP)

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A joint statement by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the National Association of …

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Physician Medical Direction of Emergency Medical Services Education Programs (ACEP, NAEMSP, NAEMSE)

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), and the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) believe that changing technology, advances in research, and changing health care delivery systems, …

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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), and …

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Out-of-Hospital Medical Direction and the Intervener Physician (ACEP)

Offers guidance for out-of-hospital medical direction and the intervener physician. Revised January 2016

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Offers guidance for out-of-hospital medical direction and the intervener physician. Revised January 2016

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Physician Oversight of Pediatric Care in Emergency Medical Services (NAEMSP)

NAEMSP position statement affirming that pediatric patients have unique needs that every EMS program must ensure are appropriately and reasonably met. NAEMSP believes that if the EMS medical director does not inherently possess knowledge and …

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NAEMSP position statement affirming that pediatric patients have unique needs that every EMS program must …

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Pediatric Protocols and Guidelines Resources

Example protocols and guidelines. Evidence-based included/noted when available.

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Example protocols and guidelines. Evidence-based included/noted when available.

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Safe Transport of Children Guidelines/Protocols

Example guidelines/protocols from state EMS offices. (section last updated July 11, 2022)

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Example guidelines/protocols from state EMS offices. (section last updated July 11, 2022)

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Prehospital Guidelines Consortium - EBGs

This link contains the following pediatric evidence-based guideline (EBG) topics: Neonatal Resuscitation, PALS, Pediatric BLS and CPR Quality, Pediatric Seizures, Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Pediatric Cervical Spinal Injuries.

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This link contains the following pediatric evidence-based guideline (EBG) topics: Neonatal Resuscitation, PALS, Pediatric BLS …

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Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline Implementation Toolkit V3.0

This toolkit provides practical information about the development and use of evidence-based guidelines for prehospital care, and addresses the implementation of guidelines related to any clinical or operational topic relevant to EMS. Resources contained herein …

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This toolkit provides practical information about the development and use of evidence-based guidelines for prehospital …

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Prehospital Evidence Based Practice Resources (Canada)

Prehospital Evidence Based Practice (PEP) is a collaborative effort of Canadian and international EMS clinicians (paramedics, physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals). PEP is sponsored and managed by the Dalhousie University Department of Emergency …

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Prehospital Evidence Based Practice (PEP) is a collaborative effort of Canadian and international EMS clinicians …

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Pediatric Decision Tree: A Tool for Prehospital Destination Choice

The Pediatric Decision Tree (PDTree) is an evidence-based guideline to suggest the type of pediatric hospital which can meet a child’s definitive needs. The PDTree defines four levels of pediatric care; designated trauma/burn centers, comprehensive …

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The Pediatric Decision Tree (PDTree) is an evidence-based guideline to suggest the type of pediatric …

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Integrating Evidence-Based Pediatric Prehospital Protocols into Practice (PPT presentation)

PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Manish Shah. Objectives: 1) To provide an overview of the past, present and future of national prehospital evidence-based guideline (EBG) development 2) To describe critical considerations in developing, implementing and assessing …

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PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Manish Shah. Objectives: 1) To provide an overview of the past, …

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Highlights of the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

These Highlights summarize the key issues and changes in the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The 2020 Guidelines are a comprehensive revision of the AHA’s …

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These Highlights summarize the key issues and changes in the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) …

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Guidelines for Prehospital Pediatric Protocol Development (CA EMSA)

In this document the California EMS Authority (EMSA), informed by the EMSC-Technical Advisory Committee, recommends local EMS agencies address specific issues in the development of pediatric protocols. In addition, this document provides references for protocols …

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In this document the California EMS Authority (EMSA), informed by the EMSC-Technical Advisory Committee, recommends …

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EMS Protocols (state/region/locality-specific)

The purpose of this website is to promote openness, discussion and collaboration among system directors in the development of EMS protocols, with the goal to help improve all EMS protocols to the current state of …

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The purpose of this website is to promote openness, discussion and collaboration among system directors …

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