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.

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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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**Templates, Guidelines, Resources


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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