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When Tragedies Impact Children – Kentucky Emergency Medical Services for Children (KYEMSC) Offers Specialized Training for Pediatric Emergency Care
Date:5/22/2013

Versailles, Ky. (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Recent tragedies including the Oklahoma tornado, the Boston Marathon bombings and the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut all resulted in serious, and fatal injuries to children.

Emergency medical practitioners train to respond to both adult and pediatric emergencies, and the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program specifically provides instruction, education and resources for quality care for the youngest patients. It is estimated 30 million children will receive emergency treatment for illness or injury in the United States this year.

It is important to remember children are not small adults. They respond differently to illness and injury, and have a unique set of physical, emotional and physiological needs. Children also require specific equipment, supplies and medications that may not always be available in emergency systems designed for adults.

Locally, the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services for Children (KYEMSC) Program works with state hospitals and EMS agencies to establish guidelines and protocols for pediatric emergency care. In 2012 KYEMSC:

  • Completed a statewide study of pediatric emergency departments and alignment with national guidelines for pediatric care.
  • Provided funding to support the purchase of pediatric equipment at 33 Kentucky hospitals.
  • Offered pediatric abusive head trauma courses for 300 instructors.

The week of May 19-25, 2013 is National EMS Week and May 22 is recognized as Emergency Medical Services for Children Day. The Kentucky EMSC Program works with EMS and hospital leaders statewide to ensure all children receive the best care possible in an emergency situation. Kentucky EMSC is an initiative of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. For more information visit kbems.kctcs.edu/emsc or visit the KYEMSC Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KYEMSC .

The Kentucky EMS for Children (EMSC) Program works to decrease pediatric mortality and morbidity due to severe illness or injury by enhancing pediatric emergency care services throughout the state, providing training, education and policy development. The Kentucky EMSC program is administered by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS), a division of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10759605.htm.


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