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 December 03, 2015 at 6pm.  For more information, please email twinkler@pehsc.org 

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

EMS Provider Survey on Pediatric Educational Needs

Do you get nervous or anxious when dealing with a sick child as your patient?  Do you want to have a say in what pediatric education is offered for Pennsylvania's EMS providers in the future?

In order to improve and enhance our educational offerings to Pennsylvania's EMS providers, the PA EMSC Program has teamed up with a group of physicians and researchers to evaluate the needs of EMS providers in terms of pediatric education.  In order to give you the best training opportunities possible, we need as many EMS providers in Pennsylvania as possible to take the survey.  Please help us help you by participating and then sending this survey on to fellow EMS providers.

This survey is completely anonymous and should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  To complete the survey, visit: https://redcap.chop.edu/surveys/?s=TH4NPKYPHL

Our goal is to have as many responses as possible by the end of October 2015.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Winkler at the PEHSC office at twinkler@pehsc.org



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