August 2018
Monthly Newsletter

iEMSC will now be taking nominations for the amazing work that happens on behalf of children all over the State of Indiana.  Please make your nomination today!  You can nominate your pediatric healthcare hero today by completing this nomination form and then emailing it to

Interested  hospitals, please contact Program Manager, Margo Knefelkamp via email Indiana hospital emergency departments may apply to be recognized as Pediatric Ready or Pediatric Advanced. Application packets will be sent to hospitals post official document release.

EMS Agencies who have identified a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator please contact to participate in 3 focus sessions to discuss; responsibilities of the PECC, barriers to PECC implementation, pediatric-focused quality improvement, developing and implementing pediatric guidelines/protocols, and best practices in conducting pediatric skill assessment.  

Do you have an educational event in the near future? Please contact iEMSC, to notify of your upcoming pediatric training opportunities or pediatric related event.

This newsletter focuses on the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) role and will highlight different tools and resources to help support this important position. Please take a moment to view this quarter's newsletter and to forward it along to your colleagues.  If you would like to start receiving this newsletter please email


Until Help Arrives was developed to educate and empower the public to take action and provide lifesaving care before professional help arrives.  This program encourages the public to take five steps in a situation where someone may have a life-threatening injury due to trauma:


1. Call 9-1-1

2. Protect the injured from harm

3. Stop bleeding

4. Position people so they can breathe

5. Provide comfort 


This program is the result of interagency collaboration led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ) Individual and Community Preparedness Division in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response ( ASPR ) and its Medical Reserve Corps ( MRC ), and the Uniformed Services University's National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health ( USUNCDMPH ). The original research supporting the curriculum comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ).

To access the three main training tools available online at

Information provided from the  Department of Homeland Security
High fidelity simulation provides instructors with the ability to expose students and seasoned EMS personnel to real world situations in a safe environment.  The Indiana State Office of EMS at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security provides the Mobile Simulation Lab (MSL) free of charge to all levels of EMS certification in the State of Indiana.

To schedule this free education resource for EMS and fire instructors please call 1-800-666-7784 or you may contact via email

Information provided by the Indiana State Office of EMS.  


Upcoming Courses:
  • Indiana School Nurse Emergency Care Course.  Indiana EMSC and the Indiana Department of Education are pleased to announce the Indiana School Nurse Emergency Care course. This course is a hybrid course with an online portion to be completed prior to attending a one-day in-person training.  Online training modules include topics such as:
  • The School Nurse Role in Emergency Care
  • Legal Issues in Nursing
  • Assessment and Triage
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies
  • EENT and Dental Emergencies
  • Emergencies Involving Mental or Behavioral Health
  • School Emergency Response and Crisis Management
In person training is Monday October 22, 2018.
  • Trauma Conference: 2018 William J. Millikan Vital Signs Conference.  Presented by St.Vincent Evansville Trauma Services and St.Vincent StatFlight.  When: August 23 and 24th Location: Double Tree by Hilton Evansville, IN.  2 day conference targeting pre-hospital through rehabilitation. Register here
  • 2018 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference.  Presented by MESH Coalition.  When: November 27-29, 2018. Location: Hilton Riverside New Orleans, Louisiana 70130  Registration now available.  The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference highlights best practices of healthcare coalitions from across the United States.  This conference provides an opportunity to network with peers, share ideas, and learn from others' experiences in building and sustaining effective healthcare coalitions.  
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Scholarship Program: The Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Scholarship Program, sponsored through the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention, is dedicated to preventing injuries and trauma throughout Indiana. Through the Maternal Child and Health Services (TITLE 5) grant, recipients can be reimbursed up to $250 for participating in a training course to become a CPST. The CPST Scholarship Program funds must be used towards any fees related to the training class, including: the cost of the class; travel; lodging; parking services; or any equipment needed in order to attend the class. For more information about this program, please contact Paravdeep Nijjar, Injury Prevention Program Coordinator for ISDH. Click here for more information.
  • FREE TRAINING - The Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health Online Pediatrics in Disasters Course
    Although a quarter of the world's population is under the age of five, 50 percent of the victims of man-made and natural disasters are children. Children are vulnerable in disasters for physiological, psychological and developmental reasons. Too often medical staff is ill-prepared for pediatric triage and emergency stabilization in terms of knowledge and experience, as well as equipment and supplies. The Pediatrics in Disaster training program trains health care providers to prioritize life-saving care for children in disasters. Because of the vulnerability of children and adolescents, pediatricians and other health professionals must ensure that local, regional and national disaster preparedness planning meets the specific needs of children and adolescents.  Click here to register.
Contact Information:

Program Director:
Elizabeth Weinstein, M.D.

Program Manager:
Margo Knefelkamp, M.B.A.

3930 Georgetown Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 630-7742