Video and Audio Podcasts
In 2010, the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (NRC), in collaboration with the Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Medication Safety, produced a series of podcasts called iPEMS. These multimedia podcasts target medical students, residents, and fellowship trainees and focus on three primary objectives: (1) to educate trainees about pediatric medication safety issues in the emergency setting; (2) to describe potential solutions to improve medication safety; and (3) to equip trainees with the tools to implement a quality improvement initiative in their training program.
In 2011, the EMSC NRC produced its second series of podcasts called iAdvocate. These video podcasts focus on the public policy process and will equip individuals with information and strategies to effect legislative change at the federal, state, and local levels. While many of the examples used in this series refer to the federal policymaking process, most of the tools and tips are also applicable at the state and local levels.
In 2013, a two-part podcast series on Prehospital Pain Management in Children was released. Developed by the University of Texas Southwestern through an EMS for Children Targeted Issue grant, this series focuses on the key elements of pain psychology, pain assessment, and pain management interventions for injured children experiencing pain. (Please note that part two is still under-development.)
EMSC podcasts are now available on iTunes! Now anyone can download and subscribe to EMSC podcasts on the go. The EMSC NRC has created an iTunes account to expand its educational outreach to the general public. Each EMSC podcast can be viewed one at a time or subscribe to an entire series and have new items download to any Mac, PC, iPod, or iPhone automatically as soon as they become available. Check it out today!