Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans.

Idaho Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a program supported by a federal grant with specific performance measures from the Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

MISSION 
"To reduce pediatric mortality and morbidity due to severe illness or trauma."
 
VISION
"To ensure that the highest level of emergency medical care is provided to all
children and adolescents within the state of Idaho."

Idaho's current EMSC Partnership Grant is focused on meeting the federal performance measures which are goals that the EMSC program must try and achieve to improve emergency pediatric care. The current performance measures are listed below:

EMSC 01
SUBMISSION OF NEMSIS
COMPLIANT VERSION 3.X DATA
The degree to which EMS agencies submit NEMSIS compliant
version 3.X data to the State EMS Office.
EMSC 02
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE
COORDINATOR (PECC)
The percentage of EMS agencies that have a designated
individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care.
EMSC 03
USE OF PEDIATRIC-SPECIFIC
EQUIPMENT
The percentage of EMS agencies that have a process that
requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct
use of pediatric equipment.
EMSC 04
HOSPITAL RECOGNITION FOR
PEDIATRIC MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
The percentage of hospitals with an ED recognized through
statewide....standardized program that are able to stabilize
and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.
EMSC 05
HOSPITAL RECOGNITION FOR
PEDIATRIC TRAUMA
The percentage of hospitals with an ED recognized through
statewide....standardized program that are able to stabilize
and/or manage pediatric trauma.
EMSC 06
INTERFACILITY TRANSFER GUIDELINES
The percent of hospitals with an ED in the state that have written
interfacility transfer guidelines that cover pediatric patients and
specific components of transfer.
EMSC 07
INTERFACILITY TRANSFER AGREEMENTS     
The percent of hospitals with an ED in the stat that have written
interfacility transfer agreements that cover pediatrics.
EMSC 08
PERMANENCE OF EMSC
The degree to which the state of territory has established
permanence of EMSC in the state EMS system.
EMSC 09
INTEGRATION OF EMSC PRIORITIES
INTO STATUTES OR REGULATIONS
The degree to which the state or territory has established
permanence of EMSC in the state EMS system by integrating
EMSC priorities into statutes or regulations.

Pediatric Trauma Data & Info Card 

2015-2017 data card



EMSC Newsletter

February 2021, Volume 1



A few pictures of EMSC Program Manager Stacy Connolly delivering pediatric equipment to critical access hospitals.

 


Valor Health

                                          

     

Teton Valley Health Hospital


 
   
 

Benewah Community Hospital

Shoshone County Fire District

 

 

NEDARC:

NEDARC is the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center. It is a national resource center that provides technical assistance to EMS for Children grantees and was originally established to address priorities in EMSC data collection, help states accelerate adoption of common EMS definitions enhance data collection and analysis throughout the country. Visit nedarc.org for further information.

Handtevy:

Idaho EMSC is happy to announce that will be implementing a pilot project with four counties to trial the mobile application, Handtevy. It's a mobile pediatric resuscitation system for pre-hospital and hospital providers. Go to https://www.handtevy.com/ for learn more about this great new application!

National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP):

A multi-phase ongoing quality improvement project to ensure that all emergency departments have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to care. To learn more, go to https://www.pedsready.org/.
Use this checklist to know if your hospital emergency department (ED) has the most critical components listed.
Stacy Connolly     
EMSC Program Manager

Telephone: 208-334-5526

Email: Stacy.Connolly@dhw.idaho.gov
                                                                             

Educational Resources

Trauma Without Accident 

The Trauma Department at Billings Clinic is excited to extend their free monthly educational offering - Virtual Trauma

Education. Join them via TEAMS Live on Tuesday, February 9th, at 9am-10am on this month's topic course, Pediatrics.

This course provides 1CE contact hour for Nursing and EMS staff.

Join on TEAMS Live. Having Trouble with TEAMS? Click here.

 
Pediatric Resuscitation Training

Increase your pediatric resuscitation readiness by completing a 1-hour online training course provided by the Children's

hospital of Philadelphia and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Any healthcare professional (physicians, nurses, techs,

paramedics) is welcome to take this course.
Click here to begin.


Reducing the Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome &
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
 

Continuing education (CE) for nurses. This 1.5hrs of CE explains the latest research of SIDS, other sleep-related caused

of infant death and ways to reduce risks of these types of deaths. It also outlines how you can communicate

risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers.
Start the education now!

 
Improving Pediatric Emergency Readiness:
How to Reduce Skills Decay in The New Era of Virtual Learning 

This free online EMS training explores new approaches to the delivery of deliberate practice, and how new technologies

can scale repeatable, more immersive pediatric training to improve clinical readiness and give EMS providers and

instructors accessible training options to reduce the fear and anxiety of pediatric emergencies.

Register Now

 
Autism in the Wild

 This multi-faceted training strives to do more than simply identify the inherent challenges first responders

face when interacting with children touched by autism and other special needs. This free 4hr training

on Saturday, February 27, 2021 is for any first responder (fire, law enforcement, EMS, school nurses, etc.).

Seating is limited. View the flyer for more details here.

To register, email courageouskidsclimbing@gmail.com.

 
 Courageous Kids Climbing

1. Courageous Kids Climbing is providing training opportunities for first responders who lack specialized

rope rescue skills to learn how they can support a rope rescue operation.

2. Courageous Kids Climbing also will be conducting a climbing competition for first responders at 

The Commons Climbing Gym in Boise on June 12th. Proceeds will benefit Courageous Kids Climbing.

For more information on either of these two events, please contact courageouskidsclimbing@gmail.com

A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) is a licensed individual affiliated with the agency, who interacts directly with agency staff and is passionate for pediatric care. A PECC is responsible for coordinating the emergency care of pediatric patients within their EMS Agency or ED. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the EMSC Program Manager.

"They are seen as our Champions!"

A Regional PECC Leader (RPL) will be a PECC as well as the main point of contact
for the EMSC Program Manager. The RPL will assist EMSC to streamline the
coordination of education and training to the PECCs within their TSE region.
The RPL will also inform the EMSC Program Manager of any suggestions or
requests received by the EMS agencies they represent.

Please refer to the TSE Region map to determine who your Regional
PECC Leader is, or contact the EMSC Program Manager if you are interested
in becoming a RPL yourself. 


   Regional PECC Leaders 
 Region 1 Rodney Geilenfeldt 
 Region 2 Dixie Reilly 
 Region 3  Jill Morris-Chapman 
 Region 4 Lara McLean
 Region 5     Greg Vickers 
 Region 6 Kasia Kohler 

                                    

EMSC Advisory Committee

The EMS for Children Advisory Committee is responsible for guiding the EMSC Program. Members include pediatric and emergency/trauma care specialists, emergency response staff, state personnel and family representatives.



 

Meeting Date TBD

Bureau of EMS & Preparedness
2224 E Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712

CONFERENCE CALL ONLY

Time TBD

Agenda TBD

 

The EMSC Advisory Committee meetings are open meetings, and the public is invited to attend. Please contact
Stacy Connolly for additional information or to contact the EMSC Advisory Committee.

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