EMS Week milestones continue with EMS for Children Day, a special opportunity to acknowledge the special care that clinicians provide to the nation’s acutely ill and injured children.
The Office of EMS joins its Federal partners at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Branch in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in thanking you for caring for children in nearly 2.7 million activations in 2022 that involved pediatric patients.
Acknowledge EMS for Children Day a few ways:
- Share this Thank You video for EMS clinicians with your staff and colleagues
- Join a Free Webinar for EMS Clinicians, Wednesday, May 24, 5-6:30 pm CT: “The Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC): Where Emergency Care for Kids Begins.” This webinar will offer 1.5 hours of CAPCE approved CE credits and will highlight the importance of pediatric-specific prehospital care and explore the role of PECCs, also known as pediatric champions, in EMS agencies.
- Download activities and certificates to help you engage with pediatric patients and their families in your community from the EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center (EIIC) website.
Since 1985, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program has worked to improve outcomes for acutely ill and injured children and reduce rates of serious injury, illness or death. Through research, practice and partnership, we strive to ensure that—no matter where a child lives—the health systems in their area provide high-quality, equitable emergency care.