HAPPY EMS WEEK

iEMSC recognizes over 800 EMS agencies and thousands of EMS Providers in Indiana who are dedicated to serving the communities in which we live. Thank you for all you do for the children of Indiana!


iEMSC seeks nominations all year long to honor those who go above and beyond for children.  You may nominate your healthcare hero by completing this nomination form and emailing to margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org.  The Annual Pediatric Heroes Awards Breakfast is held on Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, the Wednesday of EMS week.  National EMSC Day emphasizes emergency medical care for children, focusing on the unique needs of ill or injured children and the challenges faced by EMS professionals in meeting those needs.  The EMSC program is working with national and state EMS leaders to ensure that all children- no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive the best care possible in an emergency.  


To learn more about iEMSC, you may view Indiana EMSC Serving Healthcare Providers and Indiana EMSC Mission videos. 


Have a question? Please tweet    @IndianaEMSC, FB at  Indiana Emsc,  or via email to  margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org.
EMS Agency Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator
iEMSC is seeking EMS agencies who have identified a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator to participate in 3 focus sessions to discuss:

1. Responsibilities of the PECC.
2. Barriers to PECC implementation.
3. Pediatric-focused quality improvement.
4. Developing and implementing pediatric guidelines/protocols.
5. Best practices in conducting pediatric skill assessment.

Interested in participating please contact margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org
 
ARTICLES OF  INTEREST

Prehospital Emergency Care. September 2017
PEDIATRIC READINESS QUALITY COLLABORATIVE 
In January, a train-the-trainer model consisting of 1 trainer hospital and  4 affiliate hospitals  in  Indiana joined the national PRQC to focus on 4 pediatric quality improvement bundles: 

1. A patient safety initiative focused on collecting and documenting pediatric patients' weight in kilograms.
2. Developing a notification process for abnormal vital signs.
3. Ensuing inter-facility transfer guidelines are patient and family centered.
4. Establishing disaster plans that include children.

To date, each hospital re-assessed their pediatric readiness by completing the assessment at pedsready.org and  site visits are underway with the trainer team to discuss which bundle(s) the Emergency Department will focus on over the 2 year collaborative.  The Aim Statement is by December 2019, twenty states/territory teams will collectively improve their pediatric readiness scores by 10 points.

Indiana Emergency Departments not part of this collaborative have an opportunity to re-assess and identify gaps and or challenges to focus on quality improvement efforts.  For additional resources and questions please contact margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org

2018 IERC Indiana Emergency Response Conference. "Preparing Together through Education and Networking"
SAVE THE DATE: September 12-15, 2018. Location: Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

For more information please visit Indiana Emergency Response Conference

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Contact Information:

Program Director:
Elizabeth Weinstein, M.D.

Program Manager:
Margo Knefelkamp

3930 Georgetown Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org
(317) 630-7742