South Dakota EMS agencies ran nearly 7,000 pediatric calls last year for children ≤18 years of age. Pediatric encounters may only be 13% or less of your call volume, however, when we are caring for a critically ill or injured child these calls are extremely stressful.
56 EMS agencies recognize the importance of being prepared to care for the kids in their community and surrounding areas.
Each agency designated an individual(s) who accepted the role of a Pediatric Emergency Care Champion (PECC). Each PECC received a certificate and our Pediatric Skills and Scenario guidelines/manual. The manual has 20 plus scenarios for training, and other resources to include; safe transport, radio reports, skills validations and other resources.
The role of a PECC is diverse and you may serve one or more of these responsibilities by overseeing pediatric specific;
Your service may have outside resources for pediatric education/training, however, you fulfill this role if you are; stocking and ordering equipment/supplies, organizing community outreach safety and injury prevention programs and various other tasks.
We are ready for greater things....
Patient Care EMS Missouri Valley Ambulance Kimball Ambulance
Wall Ambulance McCook County EMS Mitchell Fire and EMS
Jerauld County Ambulance Vermillion Fire & EMS American Medical Response
Butte County EMS- Newell Harding County EMS Kadoka Ambulance Service
Rosebud Ambulance Belle Fourche EMS Custer Ambulance Service
Midwest Medical – Aberdeen Burke Ambulance Bowdle EMS
Douglas County- Armour Sturgis Ambulance Hurley Ambulance
Oelrichs Ambulance Hot Springs EMS Ipswich EMS
Plankinton EMS Lower Brule Ambulance White Ambulance Service
Lemmon EMS Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue Aberdeen Fire & Rescue
Beresford EMS North Sioux City Fire & Rescue Conde EMS
Edgemont Ambulance Philip Ambulance Service Springfield EMS
Gregory EMS Northeast Ambulance Service Midland Area EMS
Spink County EMS Bison Ambulance Service Bennett County Hospital EMS
Faith Ambulance Estelline EMS Corsica – Douglas County EMS
Lake Norden Ambulance Black Hills Life Flight Rapid City Fire & Rescue
Garretson EMS Scotland EMS Keystone Ambulance Service
Watertown Fire Rescue Sanford Canton-Inwood EMS Jones County Emergency Care
Become a champion for pediatrics today!
Application: EMS Pediatric Emergency Care Champion.docx