Instructor Led Class Schedule:
TN EMSC Foundation works to create awareness about the special needs of children in an emergency medical situation. Educational programs are designed to train pre-hospital personnel, physicians, and nurses.
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In a time of crisis, it is essential to ensure the needs of children are being met in planning and preparing for disasters and terrorist events. The current adult models and guidelines cannot be applied to the care of children. The goals of TN EMSC regarding disaster planning are to:
- Build collaboration among individuals with expertise in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric critical care, pediatric surgery, and emergency management, including disaster planning, management, and response.
- Review and summarize the existing data on the needs of children in disasters, including planning, preparation, and response.
- Develop consensus on the needs of children in disasters.
- Encourage the inclusion of children into the state’s overall disaster plan.
TN EMSC offers the following Online Courses for Hospitals and EMS Providers:
- Responding to Bioterrorism
- Preparing for Explosion and Blast Injuries
- Responding to Chemical Incidents
- Children With Special Needs: Considerations for Healthcare Professionals
- Responding to Radiation Disasters
- Disaster Preparedness for Schools
Community and Emergency Department Preparedness:
With regard to hospitals, most children are brought to community hospital emergency departments (EDs) by virtue of their availability rather than to facilities designed and operated solely for children. Emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, similarly, provide the bulk of out-of-hospital emergency care to children. It is imperative that all hospital EDs and EMS agencies have the appropriate equipment, staff, and policies
to provide high quality care for children.
Click here for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Care of Children in the Emergency Department: Guidelines for Preparedness.
What level of care is the hospital in your region rated for pediatrics?
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