Emergency Planning for CYSHCN
Why is this important?

Creating a bridge for schools and local emergency medical services is crucial to create a healthier Wisconsin. This is important for all kids, especially for children with special health care needs to receive the fast and proper care they deserve. In response to this need, the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children (WI EMSC) initiative has developed a pilot to address this.

Participating schools will use the Emergency Planning Medical Form and connect with families who would like to participate in the pilot. Schools are then connected with their responding EMS agencies for their community. EMS agencies then incorporate the Emergency Planning Medical Form when a participating family’s child requires medical attention, no matter the location of the emergency. If your school is interested in participating, please fill out our online form.

Steps for schools and parents

  1. Participating schools can recruit families to be involved in this pilot and share the Emergency Planning Medical Form.
  2. Participating schools can encourage families to keep a current copy of their Emergency Planning Medical Form with them at home.
  3. Participating schools are encouraged to share the forms with residing EMS agencies.
  4. Families are encouraged to update forms when changes occur in their child’s planning medical form.

Steps for EMS providers

  1. When school champions provide the Emergency Planning Form or other medical information, use the computer system to flag the address or upload into database system.

Contact Our Staff

 Erica Kane
Program Leader
Emergency Care
(414) 337-4572
ekane@chw.org

Brittany Farrell, MS
Project Manager
Emergency Care
(414) 337-4570
bfarrell@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. The Emergency Planning for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs project is supported by American Family Children’s Hospital and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. 

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