Education and Training

Pediatric patients make up 23% of emergency department visits and just 8% of ambulance runs in Wisconsin. Although pediatric calls are less frequent, it’s important for your service to be ready. Explore these trainings to keep your pediatric skills current.

In response to COVID-19, EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center has compiled the most relevant resources for families, hospital-based, pre-hospital and community based providers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and other experts.

COVID-19 Resources

Regional Pediatric Emergency Training and Simulation for EMS

Throughout the year, we offer pediatric emergency training for EMS agencies with PECCs. Our trainings are held in each of the seven Wisconsin Trauma Regions and include a lecture component with topics like pediatric respiratory distress, seizure management and pre-hospital pain management. Additionally, each session includes hands-on activities like CPR refreshers and simulations. This educational opportunity has been approved for continuing education credit by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services EMS Section. If you are interested in having a PECC at your agency, please contact Erica Kane.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person training events are suspended until further notice. We look forward to resuming in-person training when it is safe to do so.

Past Trainings
April 11, 2019 – Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
June 6, 2019 – Grand Chute, Wisconsin
June 13, 2019 – Thiensville, Wisconsin
November 20, 2019 – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Wisconsin EMSC Webinars

WI EMSC has organized a series of hour-long webinars, each focused on a different area of emergency department (ED) pediatric readiness. Doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers and techs may watch these recorded webinars to help prepare for pediatric emergencies.

Ongoing Pediatric Emergency Care Trainings

American Heart Association
Find pediatric life support courses and CPR information.

Autism Awareness and Interaction
Learn how to recognize and interact with children who have autism, and help reduce or eliminate dangerous behaviors.

Child Abuse Recognition
These modules will help you identify accidental and intentional injuries in children.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Find the latest science-based trainings in the areas of assessment, treatment, research and evaluation, and organizational and systems change for traumatized children, adolescents and their families.

National EMS Trainings
Find a list of trainings curated by the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center.

Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals
Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach pre-hospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

Pediatric Pre-Hospital Education Toolbox
This toolbox provides resources to ensure pre-hospital professionals have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe, effective, family-centered emergency care for children.

Project ECHO
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a telehealth initiative that connects surgical specialists at UW-Madison with emergency care providers across the region. CE credit is available.

Contact Our Staff

Brittany Farrell, MS
Project Manager
Emergency Care
(414) 337-4570

 Erica Kane
Program Leader
Emergency Care
(414) 337-4572

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Emergency Medical Services for Children is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, through the National Emergency Medical Services for Children program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

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