Welcome to the Pennsylvania EMS for Children Program!

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.

This site has been specifically designed for EMS providers, parents, and the community to provide information on the Pennsylvania EMSC Program and its activities. We encourage you to browse the various menu options above to learn more about the EMS for Children Project.  If you have any comments or questions about the site, please let us know by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab.


Concussions: Be Aware, Be Prepared

 The Pennsylvania EMS for Children Program is pleased to showcase our new video on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness.  This video provides a brief overview of what concussions are, the signs/symptoms associated, and when you should call 9-1-1 for a suspected concussion.


Pediatric Symposium Webinar Series

The next webinar will be held on June 11, 2015 at 6pm, entitled When Children are Shocking!  Nationally-recognized educator Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, MSN, RN, EMT-P, will present on unique challenges around pediatric shock and will discuss some striking differences between kids and adults.

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 and MUST contact Tom Winkler at twinkler@pehsc.org.

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.

Recorded webinars are eligible for Pennsylvania EMS continuing education credit.  To obtain con-ed credit, an EMS provider must first view any of our previously recorded webinars on our Educational Initiatives page, and then complete the con-ed survey by clicking here.

To view previous webinars and see the upcoming schedule, visit our Educational Initiatives


Upcoming Conference Announcement!

The Pennsylvania Childhood Trauma & Injury Prevention Conference, hosted by Safe Kids Pennsylvania, will highlight key elements of childhood injury prevention with a focus on collaboration; topics to include emerging issues in the field and key community partnerships.

Childhood injury prevention advocates, safety specialists, trauma coordinators, EMS providers, coroners, State Health Improvement Plan Affiliated Partnerships, Communities That Care, Safe Kids partners, Child Death Review Team members and all who work to prevent injuries are encouraged to attend.

PEHSC is proud to partner with Safe Kids PA again this year to support this educational opportunity. This program will provide Act 48, EMS, and nursing continuing education credits to participants.

For more information, and to register, click here.


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