Education and Training

Pediatric patients make up 23% of emergency department visits and just 6% 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, prehospital and community based providers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and other experts.

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.

Midwest EMS for Children YouTube Channel
View previously recorded presentations from emergency care experts on a variety of topics.

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.

Pediatric Education and Advocacy Kits
Collections of best practice educational resources designed to empower to deliver the highest quality of care and support to children in emergency settings.

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

Pediatric Prehospital Education Toolbox
This toolbox provides resources to ensure prehospital 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.

Putting Child Passenger Safety (CPS) in Emergency Vehicles
Online course designed to prepare EMS providers to safely transport children in emergency vehicles.

Respiratory Distress Course on TRAIN WI
Online course designed to prepare EMS providers to respond to pediatric respiratory distress.

Responding to Pediatric Tracheostomy & Ventilator Emergencies Course on TRAIN WI
Online course designed to prepare EMS providers to respond to emergencies involving infants and children with tracheostomies and ventilators.

Contact Our Staff

Carissa Brunner, MPH, CLC
Program Leader
Emergency Care
(414) 266-4773

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