The Wyoming Responders Safe Transport Initiative (WYRESTRAIN) is a comprehensive program designed to make a measureable improvement in patient safety for Wyoming. The WYRESTRAIN workgroup utilized State and National level data to measure our gaps in the safe transport of pediatric patients.
Initial Needs Survey
To complete the initial needs survey, please go to or click: https://goo.gl/forms/syWrlYcP6E
We found significant gaps in equipment, guideline awareness, and general ability to ensure that pediatric patients are properly secured in EMS units around the State. WYRESTRAIN was developed to close those gaps. The activities for this program revolve around the identified needs of the Wyoming EMS agencies and include:
The ultimate goal of the program is to ensure that: 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. With training, equipment, knowledge, and most importantly the desire to effect a change we will know we have met this goal when 100% of ambulances in the State of Wyoming bear the placard that says “Pediatric Safe Unit”. You may view the Strategic Plan below (note: this is a fluid document so as milestones are reached, the document updates accordingly). The plan contains the data, guidelines, protocols for adoption, and a general timeline and measurement objectives for the program (Appendix D: Partner bio’s is still incomplete at this time, the plan will be updated as soon as Appendix D is completed)