The EMS for Children Program in Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Health - Bureau of EMS, the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC), and other partners as part of a federal grant initiative through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The mission of the Federal EMS for Children Program is to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate care in a health emergency.
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The Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council is pleased to announce a FREE 1-hour webinar on child abuse recognition and reporting, sponsored by the Pennsylvania EMS for Children Project as part of our ongoing Pediatric Symposium Webinar Series. The focus of this webinar will be on common signs of abuse and neglect in kids, as well as new mechanisms for reporting suspected abuse and neglect. This webinar will be presented by Lisa Simonian, DNP, CRNP, Clinical Forensic Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.
This class has been approved for one hour of M/T continuing education at all EMS provider levels. EMS agencies are encouraged to have multiple providers view the webinar from one log-in to allow space for other attendees; agencies should contact Tom Winkler at email@example.com for con-ed roster submission instructions.
There is no pre-registration necessary for this educational event, and attendance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. To attend the webinar, please use the following link to log in to the webinar: http://pehsc.adobeconnect.com/webinar. Select the “Enter as a Guest” option and input your first and last name (or EMS agency name if multiple attendees from same agency) then click the ‘Enter Room’ button. Audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers – there will be no phone-bridge set up. Once the webinar has finished, attendees will be directed to complete an online evaluation of the webinar – this must be completed in order for an attendee to receive continuing education credit.
To view previous webinars and see the upcoming schedule, click here: Educational Initiatives