Emergency Medical Services for Children Day: May 22, 2019

National EMS for Children Day places a spotlight on the delivery of high-quality emergency medical care for children, focusing on the unique needs of critically ill or injured pediatric patients and the challenges faced by EMS professionals in meeting those needs. The purpose of the annual EMS for Children Day is to highlight the distinctive aspects of caring for children and to raise awareness about the need to improve and expand specialized care for children in prehospital and acute care settings. The EMSC program is working with EMS leaders nationwide to ensure that all children - no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive the best care possible in an emergency.

This event is taking place during  National EMS Week 2019, which has a theme "BEYOND the CALL." This year's National EMS Week theme days are:
  • Monday - Education
  • Tuesday - Safety Tuesday
  • Wednesday - EMS for Children Day
  • Thursday - Save-A-Life (CPR and Stop the Bleed)
  • Friday - EMS Recognition
For more information or things you can do to celebrate, visit here.

Information provided by American Academy of Pediatrics

Have a question? Please tweet    @IndianaEMSC, FB at  Indiana Emsc,  or via email to  margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org.
Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department
To request an application packet, please contact iEMSC Program Manager, Margo Knefelkamp, via email  margo.knefelkamp@indianapolisems.org or phone 317-630-7742 office, or 317-523-4636.    
Emergency Medical Services for Children: Creating Everyday Readiness to Care for KidsClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Volume 19, Issue 3 September 2019=8.
Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.  9:00am to 5:00pm.  Location: Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240. 

The intent of the EMS Medical Directors' Conference is to orient EMS Medical Directors to evidence-based guidelines and overall EMS best practices. Though the event is specifically geared towards EMS Medical Directors and those in EMS Leadership, anyone is welcome to attend.   Earn up to 5.0 EMS Credits.
At the completion of this event, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss the most up to date standards of care for Emergency Medicine.
  • Develop a strategy for practicing Emergency Medicine using the most up to date standards of care.
  • Discuss the results of recent outcome-based research in prehospital emergency medical care. 
  • EMS Medical Directors
  • Paramedics
  • Public Safety Officials
  • Emergency Department Leadership
  • Hospital Administration
You may register here

For additional questions please contact the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention.

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Contact Information:

Program Director:
Elizabeth Weinstein, M.D.

Program Manager:
Margo Knefelkamp

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