Wisconsin ESMC

Emergency Medical Services for Children

We want all emergency responders and hospitals to be pediatric ready. All children should receive the best emergency care regardless of where they live and where they seek medical care within the state. The goal of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is to expand the capacity and improve the quality of pediatric emergency care, both before and after a child arrives at the hospital. This can be accomplished through collaboration, advocacy, consultation and partnerships with agencies, systems and organizations working in emergency services statewide.

Pediatric Comfort Kit

The Pediatric Comfort Kit contains items to soothe, comfort and distract kids during an emergency. Every emergency response team and emergency department can use this kit to help kids feel less scared.

Pediatric Prehospital Reference Guide

Children need specialized assessment, equipment and medication dosages. Use the Pediatric Prehospital Reference Guide for fast facts during pediatric emergencies.

Pediatric Weight Conversion Charts

Our Pediatric Weight Conversion Charts list weight in pounds and kilograms. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises medical providers to weigh pediatric patients in kilograms only, to reduce medication dosing errors.

Advisory Committee

The EMSC Advisory Committee is responsible for guiding the EMSC Program. Membership includes pediatric and emergency/trauma care specialists (physicians, nurses), emergency response staff and family representatives. The EMSC Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Wisconsin EMS Board. Visit the WI EMS Board website for the schedule of upcoming meetings. Meetings are open to the public.

Contact Our Staff

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

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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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