Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECCs)

Our Purpose

The New Mexico EMS for Children/Child Ready Program is working with the Department of Health EMS Bureau and Trauma Program to improve pediatric emergency care across the state.

New performance measures from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) EMS for Children program nationally focus on local delivery of care, including the development of a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC) to ensure quality pediatric care from every EMS agency and hospital.

What is a PECC?

A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC), also known as a "Pediatric Champion," is an individual (or more than one individual) who is responsible for coordinating pediatric-specific activities. This can be one or more people within your agency, outside your agency, or a Program Agency representative serving a region as the PECC.

Our Focus

New Mexico is focusing on implementing “Pediatric Champions” at our EMS agencies, hospitals, and communities to help advocate for the needs of the injured or ill children through emergency services in the continuum of care and to improve pediatric outcomes.

The Pediatric Champion can help advance their system in one or all three of the core programs:

  • Pediatric Emergency Care Coordination
  • Improving Pediatric Care
  • Advocating for Children.

Get Involved

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