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Today, on EMS for Children (EMSC) Day, we draw special attention to pre-hospital providers’ commitment to providing the unique care acutely ill and injured children need. 

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EMS for Children Day 2023: Thank You Video





In 2022 alone, nearly 1 million EMS clinicians nationwide provided care for more than 2.7 million pediatric EMS activations. National Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day, Wednesday, May 24, spotlights the need for high-quality care for children in pre-hospital and hospital settings and the work of the federal EMSC Program. EMSC focuses on helping EMS recognize the unique needs of critically ill or injured children and provide strategies to the challenges faced by EMS professionals in meeting those needs.

On behalf of children in Minnesota, thank you so very much! Please join us in thanking and recognizing our EMTs this week! 

Webinar In honor of EMSC Day, a special free webinar on “The Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC): Where Emergency Care for Kids Begins” will highlight the role of PECCs (we call them Pediatric Champions), in EMS agencies. 

Webinar Registration  (1.5 CAPCE  credits will be available)



Resources are available to support mental health after crisis for children and families! 

Please check out the following links from the National Pediatric Disaster Coalition.

Children and Disasters Technical Assistance Center (SAMSHA): http://bit.ly/40inliO

Helping Children Cope and Adjust After a Disaster (AAP) http://bit.ly/3Fw3Bk7

Talking to kids about tragedies: https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/resources/talking-kids-about-tragedies/

Tip Sheets for Children in Disaster in English and Spanish (Disastershock) https://www.disastershock.com/tip-sheets-1

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement — https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/

National Child Traumatic Stress Network — https://www.nctsn.org/

Listen, protect, connect (LPC) Psychological First Aid System — https://bit.ly/2OGCawo

Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/


We Want You to Become a Pediatric Champion!

EMSC MN is seeking individuals that are interested in improving the quality of pediatric care at your EMS agency or hospital. We created a fun little video to explain what a Pediatric Champion is and how to join the team of others.

Check out the video here

Happy EMS Week!

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 21-27, honors the many individuals who serve as EMS providers in our communities. The 2023 EMS Week theme is “Where Emergency Care Begins.”Sunday: Health, Wellness, and Resilience DayMonday: Education DayTuesday: EMS Safety DayWednesday:...
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What About the Kids? Pediatric Disaster Preparedness

FREE Virtual Pediatric Symposium This free, live continuing education session will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-9 p.m. CST. It will include a presentation on disaster preparedness for children with special health care needs, as well as a panel...
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Midwest EMSC Pediatric Champion/PECC Virtual Symposium – EMS and ED

Midwest EMSC (EMS for Children programs in IL, IN, MI, MN and WI) will be hosting the second annual Pediatric Champion/PECC Virtual Symposium on Nov. 2 for EMS and Nov. 3 for ED. This FREE virtual event takes place over...
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Connecting You With Pediatric Emergency Resources

Visit our resources section to learn more about the tools we provide to EMS Providers, Hospitals and community members to ensure children have the best chance of surviving a medical emergency.