April 5, 2019
1. EMSC Day 2019
Start planning now for EMSC Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Consider distributing new EMSC Communication Cards, host a skill station or watch the national EMSC/EIIC webinar, Prehospital Care of Children: Review of Evidence Based Guidelines, on May 22, 2019 at 11:00 am EST.  Register Now
2. Florida EMSC Communication Cards: Updated Spanish Version Available!
Did you know that 10-15% of Floridians over age five speak a language other than English at home or speak English less than “very well”? Communication cards are a great tool for EMS agencies, hospitals and EDs to use in caring for children or communicating with the family or caregiver. The cards are also a helpful resource when assessing and treating nonverbal, autistic or non-English speaking patients of all ages. To request a set, please email pedready@jax.ufl.edu or call 904-244-8617
3. Pediatric Emergency Podcasts & Resources
Use your driving time to learn more about kids! Check out these pediatric emergency podcasts and resources:

4. PEDReady Resource Bags
Are you the Pediatric Champion or Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) for your agency/ED? If so, please contact us at pedready@jax.ufl.edu or call 904-244-8617 to receive your free FL PEDReady resource bag! 
5. Acute Transverse Myelitis & Measles in Children
Be on the watch for acute transverse myelitis and measles in children—two bad actors!
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is a subtype of Transverse Myelitis. AFM is inflammation of the spinal cord, and it predominantly affects children.

For more information on AFM:

For more information on measles:

Thanks for being a Pediatric Champion!
The Florida PEDReady Program
pedready@jax.ufl.edu | 904-244-8617