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How Ready Is Your Agency to Provide Pediatric Care? Build Your Clinicians’ Confidence When Treating Children

The majority of EMS agencies (81%) receive fewer than eight pediatric calls a month. This limited interaction with children results in clinicians being less familiar—and less confident—in providing emergency pediatric care. 

What is “pediatric readiness?” How do you know if your EMS agency is ready for pediatric patients? What tools are available to help improve your EMS agency’s pediatric readiness? Join this webinar featuring representatives from the EMS for Children Program (EMSC) to learn more about the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP) and the upcoming national readiness assessment.

Panelists Include:

  • Gam Wijetunge, Director, NHTSA’s Office of EMS (moderator) 

  • Kathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH/MSPH, Professor, Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, and PPRP Co-Lead 

  • Eric Hicken, CPM, MICP, EMS for Children and Special Projects Program Manager, New Jersey Department of Health 

  • Chief Frank St. Denis, MHS, NRP, FP-C, EMS Division Chief, Lenoir County Emergency Services and PPRP Assessment field test participant Comment end