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EMSC - Emergency Medical Services for Children

 Background:

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) projects are currently supported by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Beginning in 1985, Congress has continued to approve funding for EMSC projects.

Mission Statement

To reduce mortality and morbidity of children and youth due to severe illness or trauma. EMSC strives to ensure that state of the art emergency medical care is easily accessible for all ill or injured children and adolescents; that there are reliable resources available; and that there is continuity of care across the spectrum of emergency services. This includes prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation.

 Goals

To reduce Morbidity and mortality of Wyoming children;

To implement effective pediatric medical training programs for health practitioners;

To establish formal childhood injury initiatives.

Latest News

The Wyoming EMSC advisory committee has been formed, and 2 quarterly meetings have taken place. The group is in its early phases, but will be providing critical advice and direction for the future of the Wyoming EMSC program as we move forward. For information on the advisory committee members, click here!

 

Current Projects

·         The Wyoming Responders Safe Transport Initiative (WYRESTRAIN)

o    Core Measure:

·  All children transported in an ambulance in Wyoming shall be restrained in the safest manner practically possible; with no child being transported in a caregiver’s arms or on the bench seat of an ambulance.

·  For more information and to view the Strategic Plan, click here.

·  Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP)

o    PEPP is a course designed for pre-hospital caregivers to educate them on the latest knowledge, science, and methods for treating and transporting pediatric patients.

o    A significant undertaking is underway to establish a PEPP Regional Training Center (PEPPRTC) in each Trauma Region of the State.

·  These centers will be the “go-to” place for all things pediatric education and contain literature, equipment, and available classrooms to serve our pre-hospital community.  

Future Projects 

  • Voluntary Pediatric Recognition status for Wyoming Hospitals
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Sports Injury (specifically Head Injury) Prevention efforts 

E-mail the EMSC Program at:  Brandon.kelley@wyo.gov