Welcome to South Dakota EMS for Children

Our mission is to ensure that every child in South Dakota receives the best pediatric emergency care in the event of a severe injury or illness.

 Keep up to date on state-wide EMS trainings, safety and injury prevention programs, and current campaigns. Emergency Medical Services for Children is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability & death due to severe illness or trauma. We have a long-standing commitment for safety.

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Family Advisory Network Application

5/6/2020

Become an advocate for children with special health care needs

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Why PEDS Ready?

5/6/2020

National Pediatric Readiness White Paper

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Review the 2021 Pediatric Readiness Survey

4/7/2021

Get ready for the 2021 National Pediatric Readiness Survey

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Interactive Checklist from the EIIC

4/7/2021

Use this resource to develop policies, procedures, sop's, guidelines etc.

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Pediatric Readiness CHECKLIST

3/4/2020

Use this checklist to ensure your department has the critical components listed.

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Inter-Facility Transfer Guidelines and Agreements

2/6/2020

Inter-Facility Transfer TEMPLATES

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Guidelines for QA/PI in the ED

3/18/2021

GUIDELINES FOR QI/PI IN THE ED

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS - PEDIATRICS

3/18/2021

Pediatric Disaster Planning

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Death of a child in the ED

3/18/2021

Templates and Protocols

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Child Maltreatment/Abuse

3/18/2021

Policies, Procedures, Assessment and Reporting

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Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator

3/18/2021

Guidelines for Administration and Coordination of the ED for the Care of Children

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EMS Trauma Report to the ED

3/18/2021

EMS pre-hospital reporting template to the ED

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Guidelines for Improving Pediatric Safety in the ED

3/18/2021

Guidelines for Improving Pediatric Patient Safety

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Umbilical Vein Kit

3/18/2021

Emergency Umbilical Vein Catheter Kit - DIY

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Weighing in KILOGRAMS

3/18/2021

Weighing and recording pediatric weights in kilograms only

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CT Imaging Guidelines

3/18/2021

To Scan or Not to Scan

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Pediatric Trauma

3/18/2021

Trauma Flow Sheet for Emergency Departments

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Skills Check Lists

3/18/2021

Checklists for VALIDATIONS, ASSESSMENT and ORIENTATION

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Pediatric Mental Health Toolkit

3/18/2021

Care plan template for children experiencing mental health crisis.

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2019 Broselow Tapes

3/18/2021

2019 version is available

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 Who can become a FAN?

Any parent blessed with a child with special health care needs (CSHCN) (developmental, emotional, physical, medical) automatically becomes an advocate for their child as they know their child and the specific needs that are required better than anyone else. You bring a valuable perspective and expertise to the table that no one else will and can help impact a shift into decision-making and outcomes of important policies and projects that will make a difference for your child but for the greater good of other families who have a child/children with CSHCN.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Work with SD EMS for Children and the Alliance Benefiting Children of South Dakota (abc-SD) 
 
  • Attend virtual meetings once a month
    • Willing to put in the time and effort to attend monthly meetings to create a preparedness program for 911, EMS, Emergency Departments and School Nurses.

  • Share your experiences as a parent
    • Provide insight, ideas, perspectives
    • Ask questions and bring valuable feedback 

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Protect Your Family From the Unexpected

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