What is a PECC?
By appointing a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) within your agency, you are ensuring the treatment and transport needs of a pediatric patient are carried out properly and to the best of your team’s ability. The PECC will be a voice for pediatric patient needs and will work specifically with your protocols, equipment, resources and transfer guidelines to help your organization create an agency-specific plan for all pediatric patients.
Anyone within your agency can be the designated PECC. The best choice for this role is someone who has a passion for pediatric patients and a working knowledge of the resources within your area. Examples of roles within your service that could serve concurrently as a PECC:
- Paramedic with an interested and knowledge of pediatric care and equipment.
- QA/QI Team Member
- Education Coordinator
- Chief Paramedic