Emergency Medical Services for Children2019-03-13T08:23:26+00:00

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.

Key Resources

Pediatric Comfort Kit

Emergency situations can be scary for kids. The Pediatric Comfort Kit contains items to soothe, comfort and distract kids during an emergency. Every emergency response team and emergency department should have a pediatric comfort kit on hand to help kids feel less scared during difficult situations.

Pediatric Pre-Hospital Reference Guide

Children are anatomically and physiologically different from adults, and need specialized assessment, equipment and medication dosages. Use the Pediatric Pre-Hospital Reference Guide for fast facts during pediatric emergencies. Every emergency response team should have a reference guide on hand.

Ten Ways Kids are Different from Adults

Learn about the physiological and anatomical differences between children and adults. This infographic highlights 10 major factors that impact children’s emergency care.

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

 Erica Kane
Program Manager
(414) 337-4572
ekane@chw.org

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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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