Top NRC News Items
Targeted Issue Grantee Publishes on Termination of Resuscitation in the Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Setting
OUniversity of Louisville Research Foundation published findings from her TI project "Compassionate Options for Pediatric Emergency Medical Services (COPE)" in the April issue of Pediatrics. Read more..
Registration for the 2014 EMSC Program Meeting Opens
The registration site for the 2014 EMSC Program Meeting is now open. In addition to registering for the meeting, please book your hotel reservation at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 29, through Friday, August 1. It will celebrate the theme "Then, Now, Imagine... Honoring the Past, Experiencing the Present, Visualizing the Future."Read more..
Texas EMSC to Host Webinar on Next Steps in Pediatric Readiness
Texas EMSC will host the webinar "Next Steps in Pediatric Readiness: Is It Time for Pediatric Facility Categorization in Texas?" at 9:00 am (Eastern) on Thursday, April 17 and again at 12 noon (Eastern) on Monday, April 28. Join the webinar to learn: Read more..
Arkansas EMSC Releases Exertional Heat Illness Project
Arkansas EMSC and the Arkansas Department of Health partnered with the Kory Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, Life Touch Media Productions, the Arkansas Department of Education, and many other key stakeholders to create Cool Down First as part of the Exertional Heat Illness Project. Read more..
MCHB to Host "Everyday Pediatric Readiness for Extraordinary Events"
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) will host the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) webcast "Everyday Pediatric Readiness for Extraordinary Events" from 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Eastern) on April 22, 2014. Please email questions about the webinar to the moderator, Anthony Gilchrest, MPA, EMT-P, EMSC National Resource Center manager, at AGilchre@childrensnational.org or call 301-244-6220.
April 22, 2014
EMSC Family Advisory Network (FAN) Conference Call
The FAN Town Hall Conference Call is designed specifically for state EMSC family representatives. The goals of the conference call are to educate family representatives about the EMSC Program and its latest activities and to help representatives work with their state managers to improve pediatric emergency are within their state. To participate, dial 1-866-705-6837 and enter passcode 73009800#.
April 16, 2014 (starting at 4:00 pm Eastern)
National EMS for Children Day Promotional Materials
Mark your calendars! National EMS for Children Day is Wednesday, May 21. To help with promotional efforts, Save-the-Date artwork, including social media graphics, web banners, email badges, and a postcard, are now available for download. In addition to the artwork, there are many resources available to help target your celebration activities to key audiences, including employees, healthcare providers, parents, children, and others.
Health Policy News
The April 2014 issue of This Month in Health Policy News is now available for download. The report includes federal and state policy-related news items on emergency care and readiness, child and adolescent health, public health prevention efforts, health insurance, and federal and state budget issues, among other current and emerging topics.