Category

Uncategorized
NPPW-Flyer-2024-1Download Mandy Slag, RN, MPH, Poison Center Educator & EMSC Advisory Committee Member During National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23 or anytime, the Minnesota Poison Control System is here when your “unexpected” happens. call 1-800-222-1222. Our poison experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a free, confidential, service for...
Read More
On this day of celebration, EMSC would like to thank ALL the amazing women who make a difference every day for children in Minnesota. BIG thanks to our female first responders, EMS professionals, hospital-based professionals, nurses, physicians, and so many other disciplines involved in pediatric emergency care! Today, we want to acknowledge ALL the women...
Read More
Our public safety community across the state of Minnesota is in pain after the tragic loss of three of our own- Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, Officer Paul Elmstrand Officer and Matthew Ruge and we want to acknowledge the hurt. On behalf of EMS for Children (EMSC), we want to extend our gratitude for the sacrifice made...
Read More
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance designed to educate the public about human trafficking and the role they can play in preventing and responding to human trafficking. Slavery still exists today in 2024. According to the Polaris Project, 28 million people  are TRAFFICKED worldwide Learn what you can do to help survivors...
Read More
Injuries are the leading cause of death and hospitalization for children and adolescents aged 1 to 19 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries — resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. This is an unfortunate reality for children around the world, in the United States, and especially here in...
Read More
Our summer intern, Natasha, created a blog for families on how to prepare for back to school. final_Back-to-Wellness-BlogDownload Check out the video of this blog on our YouTube Channel.
Read More
Summer is here and water fun is everywhere! Check out this blog written by Natasha, our EMSC Intern, on how to be safe in and around water. For more information about being a water watcher visit: Water Watchdog – Abbey’s Hope (abbeyshope.org) If you are interested in registering for CPR courses: The Red Cross provides...
Read More
A new smartphone app may improve early recognition of physical child abuse. By applying an evidence-based strategy, the app can help healthcare providers and social workers evaluate bruising on children younger than 4 years of age and identify cases that may need further investigation for child abuse. The Lurie Children’s Child Injury Plausibility Assessment Support Tool...
Read More
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: EMS for Children DayThursday: Save-a-Life DayFriday: EMS Recognition Day
Read More
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 discussion on pediatric preparedness with a team of emergency management experts, including special issues of tribal preparedness....
Read More
1 2