56 EMS Agencies are Champions for Kids!

16 Oct

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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