Welcome to the Pennsylvania EMS for Children Project!

The EMS for Children Project 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 Project 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.

Upcoming Continuing Education Webinar

Pediatric Trauma: General Principles and Trauma Bay Resuscitation

Thursday, December 04, 2014, 6:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council is pleased to announce a FREE 1-hour webinar on pediatric trauma, sponsored by the Pennsylvania EMS for Children Project as part of our ongoing Pediatric Symposium Webinar Series. Back for the winter months, the focus of this webinar will be on common trauma mechanisms and injuries in kids, as well as principles of trauma center activation criteria and the impact on trauma bay resuscitation. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Brett Engbrecht, Pediatric Trauma Medical Director at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Hershey, 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; agencies should contact Tom Winkler at twinkler@pehsc.org 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 at the date/time of the webinar; the presentation room will open at 5:45pm on the date of 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.

Immediate response by bystanders to sudden cardiac arrest saves lives.  Take less than 2 minutes and watch the following video, produced by the Emergency Health Services Federation to learn how to perform hands-only CPR:




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