56 EMS Agencies are Champions for Kids!


16 Oct
16Oct

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;

  • equipment, supplies and medications
  • safety and injury prevention programs
  • protocol development and review
  • case reviews, QI/QA
  • liaison with hospital outreach
  • pediatric education/training/skills validations

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


Lennox Amublance 


Become a champion for pediatrics today! 

Application: EMS Pediatric Emergency Care Champion.docx










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