EMS for Children has been active in the Florida EMS system for several years, with the help of a group of dedicated EMS and pediatric health care providers.The EMSC Advisory Committee was established in Section 401.245(6), Florida Statutes, to advise the Department of Health on matters concerning preventative, pre-hospital, hospital, rehabilitative, and other post medical care for children. Members are appointed by the State Surgeon General and serve two-year terms. The committee meets quarterly in conjunction with the EMS Advisory Council and constitutent group meetings. Next meeting - January 2014, Daytona Beach, FL.
Free Pediatric/Neonatal ContinuingEducation Programs
In 2009, The Florida EMS for Children program began a pilot project focused on improving and enhancing pediatric/neonatalskill sets in the EMS and prehospital communities. Since the beginning ofthe project, our program has sponsored over 50 continuing education programsthroughout the state with over 1,500 participants. The program continues to facilitate pediatriceducation through the provision of continuing education courses andeducation-related resources and supplies.
EMS for Children Sponsored Pediatric/NeonatalEducation Programs:
Participating agencies will receive two restraint systems for pediatric transportation, while supplies last.
Funding for these programs and resources is provided by our federal partnership grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
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To request a FREE pediatric/neonatal education program at your agency/organization, please contact Melissa Keahey, EMSC Program Manager at 850-245-4440 ext. 2686 or email Melissa Keahey.
National Pediatric Readiness Project
The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase qualityimprovement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments (EDs) havethe essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergencycare to children. The first phase of this project was a national assessment ofEDs' readiness to care for children.
To find out where Florida ranked in the nation-wide assessment, click assessment.