February 2015
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT GOES AND BEYOND FOR CHILDREN OR HAS DONE SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY FOR A CHILD?

NOMINATE AN EMS for Children's HERO

Email elweinst@iu.edu with your nomination.

Who is Your Pediatric Advocate in YOUR Emergency Department?

We want to help emergency departments improve the outcomes of pediatric emergencies.  In order to do this, we need to be prepared.  EMSC has developed resources to help you improve your pediatric services.

EMSC has developed a Pediatric Readiness Toolkit that has all the resources you need to implement processes that will improve pediatric patient care.  Each month we will focus on a different area of care.

Where do you start?

1. Evaluate the resources you currently have available for pediatrics such as equipment, protocols, inter-facility transfers, quality improvement measures, and medications.

2. Inform your leadership that you would like to help improve the care of pediatrics and let them know where improvements can be made.

3. Implement new policies/procedures.  This can be daunting so take one or two measures at a time.

4. Consider how the processes you are developing will be sustainable.  How will these processes continue long term?  For example, consider how will your department make sure the appropriate equipment is stocked all the time or that your new policies are a part of new employee training and ongoing training.

We want to help, email ghuffman99@hotmail.com so we can add you to a listserv so we can start sharing ideas.

To see the entire toolkit, visit:


 
Be in the know....

Check out this checklist that details the pediatric considerations that need to be made in disaster preparedness.


 

Check out these emergency medical online education modules by EMS for Children of New Mexico

Click here to check it out.  
 
 



Education and Pediatric Related Events

 
  • Indiana Injury Prevention Council Conference

Injury Prevention 101, March 13, 2015 at the Indiana Government Center South in Indianapolis, IN.

 

The Conference is hosted by the Indiana IPAC and will feature state and regional experts in injury prevention. This conference will focus on how to develop an injury prevention program, covering topics such as how to find and fund evidence-based programs and how to use data to form, inform and evaluate your program.   

 

Speaker information, agenda, parking recommendations and registration information will be available in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Jessica Skiba, Injury Prevention Epidemiologist at the Indiana State Department of Health at jskiba@isdh.in.gov.

 

Click below for registration information: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/injury-prevention-conference-tickets-14963874351  

 

  • Free Pediatric Online Training:

http://www.emscnrc.org/EMSC_Resources/Online_Training.aspx  

  • Indiana First Responder: Online Training Program by IDHS.

This platform hosts courses on emergency management, specialty training,communications and fire.   

http://indianafirstresponder.org/