Our mission is to ensure that every child in South Dakota receives the best pediatric emergency care in the event of the severe injury or illness.
Corolla serves as the Program Director for SD EMS for Children. Her 28 years as a paramedic and her career experiences, from volunteer, rural, metropolitan, flight, and educator, segued into a career focused on pediatric readiness and preparedness in 2013.
Diane serves as the Program Manager for SD EMS for Children since 2014. Her extensive experience with safety and injury programs benefits the children of South Dakota.
Emergency departments who have a coordinator(s) dedicated to the care of pediatric patients are more prepared .
Pre-planning for a pediatric transfer will ensure a safe and timely inter-facility transports.
In-hospital mortality decreases in critically ill children in ED's with a higher pediatric readiness scores
Inter-hospital Transfers Chapter 4, pages 30 -40
Transfer agreement templates
Resources for the unique needs of pediatric care and safety
Equipment considerations for umbilical vein kit
The death of a child in the ED is medically complex and emotionally challenging. The AAP provides resources for dealing with pediatric death before, during and after in the ED setting.
Use the NPR QI process to track your improvements towards peds ready!Learn More
Apply for the pediatric readiness award today...Learn More
Become a pediatric emergency care champion for your EMS agency and receive the pediatric skills and scenarios guidelines/manual. See online applicationLearn More