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November 30, 2022

Is your EMS agency or ED experiencing the pediatric surge? Visit the Response Center for resources across settings, including EMS. Resources Round-Up: Featured resource: In honor of November as National Epilepsy Awareness month, be sure …

Is your EMS agency or ED experiencing the pediatric surge? Visit the Response Center for …


2022 Refining Pediatric Telehealth Capability: A Demonstration to Leverage the Use of Technology During Disaster Response

This program will be held via Zoom. The Region V for Kids Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response invites you to participate in a virtual telehealth demonstration to perform and evaluate pediatric disaster telehealth …

This program will be held via Zoom. The Region V for Kids Great Lakes Pediatric …


Introducing the 2022 Pediatric Pandemic Network Scholars

In October, the Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN) selected its first cohort of PPN Scholars. The six scholars represent diverse geographic regions, backgrounds, and disciplines, including emergency medicine, pediatrics, and trauma program management. Through the PPN …

In October, the Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN) selected its first cohort of PPN Scholars. The …


Pediatric Surge Crisis Response

Last updated Nov. 22, 2022. A national shortage of pediatric beds as the result of a 19% decline in pediatric inpatient units over 10 years — coupled with a surge in pediatric cases due respiratory …

Last updated Nov. 22, 2022. A national shortage of pediatric beds as the result of …


Key takeaways from survey of 8,000+ EMS agencies

A total of 8,347 EMS agencies responded to this year’s EMS for Children Survey, which was sent to 15,309 EMS agencies across 58 states and territories. The survey was conducted between January and March of …

A total of 8,347 EMS agencies responded to this year’s EMS for Children Survey, which …


Children’s Mental Health Crisis: Join EMSC’s Next QI Collaborative

As many op-eds and news stories this month have pointed out, underlying the pediatric surge is another crisis: a rapid increase in children’s mental health conditions. Between 2016 and 2020, the number of children 3-17 …

As many op-eds and news stories this month have pointed out, underlying the pediatric surge …


Welcoming the Newest Pediatric Disaster Center of Excellence

The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded funding for a new Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence led by Texas Children’s Hospital …

The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), part of the U.S. Department of Health …



Patient and Family Perspectives

Featuring members of EMSC’s Family Advisory Network (FAN). Name: Sara Mullins, FF, EMT State: Colorado Why did you become a FAN? “As both an EMS provider and a special needs parent, I learned first-hand the …

Featuring members of EMSC’s Family Advisory Network (FAN). Name: Sara Mullins, FF, EMT State: Colorado …


PECARN: Low Risk of Bacterial Meningitis in Young Febrile Infants

Given the ongoing surge crisis, emergency providers may be seeing an increase in infants with fevers. When infants less than 60 days of age present with evidence of urinary tract infection (UTI), there is often …

Given the ongoing surge crisis, emergency providers may be seeing an increase in infants with …


Community-based Clinics: Join a Disaster Preparedness QI Initiative

The COVID-19 pandemic and the pediatric surge have provided clinics with real-life experience in implementing disaster preparedness plans. To help improve those plans, the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) is recruiting clinic-based teams by …

The COVID-19 pandemic and the pediatric surge have provided clinics with real-life experience in implementing …


ED STOP Suicide QI Collaborative

The Emergency Department (ED) Screening and Treatment Options for Pediatric (STOP) Suicide Quality Improvement Collaborative is enrolling teams now through January 13, 2023. Register here. To optimize the clinical care processes for children and adolescents …

The Emergency Department (ED) Screening and Treatment Options for Pediatric (STOP) Suicide Quality Improvement Collaborative …


Critical Supply List

This document identifies critical supplies required for response to common hazards. Covering medical supplies, supplies for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and pediatric departments, and pharmacy requirements, this resource is designed to serve as a …

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This document identifies critical supplies required for response to common hazards. Covering medical supplies, supplies …

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Children and Disaster Emergency Management: Threat Assessment, Hazard Identification and Risk

This infographic was designed to provide essential facts and figures informing disaster preparedness efforts for children living in Ohio and Michigan. The 2020 Top Vulnerabilities identified by Eastern Great Lakes Regional Healthcare Coalitions are addressed. …

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This infographic was designed to provide essential facts and figures informing disaster preparedness efforts for …

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Children and Disaster Hazard Awareness

This infographic provides community, hospital, public health, policy makers and first responders with awareness, preparedness, response and mitigation intelligence unique to children associated covering twenty-four hazards. Last Updated: May 2021

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This infographic provides community, hospital, public health, policy makers and first responders with awareness, preparedness, …

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Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Template

This pediatric HVA template was developed as a part of the Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response, funded by HHS ASPR. It is a method of determining hazards’ impacts on a region and …

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This pediatric HVA template was developed as a part of the Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric …

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Telehealth

The Telehealth Workgroup for Region V for Kids (formerly Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Center of Excellence) conducted two surveys of Children's hospitals to assess regional telehealth capabilities. Both online surveys were tools for the workgroup's …

The Telehealth Workgroup for Region V for Kids (formerly Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Center of …


Exercises

The Region V for Kids Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for DisasterResponse is hosting a virtual demonstration anduser-level exercise of the EMResource Pediatric Dashboard.October 25, 2022 The Region V for Kids Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for …

The Region V for Kids Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for DisasterResponse is hosting a virtual …


EDC Tutorials

The EMSC Data Center (EDC) – formally NEDARC – has created various self-guided tutorials to assist you in your job as an EMSC Program Manager. Topics include: You can access these tutorials on the EDC …

The EMSC Data Center (EDC) – formally NEDARC – has created various self-guided tutorials to …


Disaster Preparedness

Although not an EMSC performance measure, disaster preparedness can be an important aspect of your EMSC State Partnership Program. While attention has been focused on disaster preparedness since September 11, 2001, resource allocations have been …

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Although not an EMSC performance measure, disaster preparedness can be an important aspect of your …

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