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.
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.
* National Pediatric Readiness White Paper *Pediatric Readiness and Mortality Impact *Video- Why you should be prepared for little patients!Learn More
Use this tool to check if your ED has the critical components listed in the joint policy statement.Learn More
Sample polices, guidelines and templates available from the EIIC (Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement CenterLearn More
*Authorization for Transfer *Pediatric Inter-Facility Transfer Forms (generic) *Is your EMS Ground Unit ready for transporting pediatric patients ? *QI and follow up for inter-facility transfers *Inter-hospital transfers: ACS "Orange Book"Learn More
* Decon *Surge *Reunification/Tracking *Behavioral health *MCI pediatric drillsLearn More
* Preserving Evidence * Bereavement template * Death notification in the ED * Pediatric Death Review Tool *QI Monitoring: Pediatric DeathLearn More
* Neglect Policy/Procedure Guidelines/Tool kit - Template from IL EMSC *Recognizing Child Abuse - online trainingLearn More
Changes to the 2019 tape reflect the updated AHA guidelines for pediatric resuscitation
Emergency departments who have a coordinator(s) dedicated to the care of pediatric patients are more prepared .
Resources for the unique needs of pediatric care and safety
Equipment considerations for umbilical vein kit
Weighing pediatric patients in kilograms is essential in calculating medications dosages and reducing med errors.
TBI's - to scan or not to scan
Trauma Flow Sheet for Emergency Departments EMS Transport Plans: samples : Mobridge Vermillion
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
St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall, SD wins $1,000 from the SD ENA.
16 Critical Access Hospitals designate Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators