EMSC Webcasts


Each year, the EMSC NRC works with the federal EMSC Program to coordinate a number of webcasts of interest to EMSC grantees, partners, and stakeholders. All webcasts are archived for viewing at a later date.

Upcoming Webcasts

  • An Introduction to CoPs and the EMSC Pediatric Disaster Preparedness CoP Pilot Project, scheduled to take place from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 13. The federal EMSC Program and the EMSC National Resource Center (NRC) are continually seeking better methods of efficiently and effectively providing support to our grantees and stakeholders and to facilitate innovation through collaboration and collective learning. Review of best practices across other federal programs, as well as in the private sector, show some impressive results from the use of Communities of Practice (CoP). This webinar will provide an overview of the CoP model and introduce the new EMSC Pediatric Disaster Preparedness CoP Pilot Project. The targeted audience includes all EMSC State Partnership managers, directors, and family representatives.


Archived Webcasts

April 22, 2014

Everyday Pediatric Readiness for Extraordinary Events. This webcast highlighted best practices and lessons learned from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where the threat of a tsunami or typhoon is an everyday reality and where routine and extraordinary often intersect. The CNMI EMSC program discussed successes and challenges in pediatric disaster preparedness and response, including: the EMS systems and resources; interagency collaboration; and community planning, practice, response, and recovery. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by April 29. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center.)

September 27, 2013

Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care Through Trauma Performance Improvement. This live internet program highlighted three EMSC Targeted Issues projects focused on pediatric trauma performance improvement from the prehospital to the hospital setting, and the critical importance of integrating patient and family centered care into these settings. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must be completed by October 4. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center..)

September 23, 2013

Partnerships and Relationships – Keys to Facility Recognition Success. This live internet program highlighted two EMSC Targeted Issues projects that have focused on pediatric facility recognition. A preview of a soon to be released tool kit to assist states in development/implementation of a pediatric facility recognition program will also be shared. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must be completed by September 30. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center..)

September 12, 2013

Transfer Processes – An Opportunity for Improving Pediatric Emergency CareThis panel presentation highlighted the importance of organized inter facility transfer processes, their role in assuring access to pediatric specialty care, as well as sections of the newly released Inter facility Transfer Tool Kit. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must be completed by September 19. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center..)

August 6, 2013

EMSC and the Hospital Preparedness Program: Working Toward Everyday Pediatric Readiness. This presentation educated attendees working to improve emergency and disaster preparedness for children about the efforts and activities of the Hospital Preparedness Program.

July 16, 2012

High Volume, High Impact Pediatric Patient Populations in the ED (Note that this webcast is listed as "Making a Difference: Innovations in Caring for Children in the Emergency Department" on the mchcom.com website.) CEs were available for attendance at the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by July 23. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center.

June 20, 2012

Kids in Disasters: Facing Our Challenges (CEs were available for attendance at the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by June 27. The CE certificate was provided by the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center.)

May 24, 2012

On the Road to Injury Prevention (CEs were available for attendance at the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by June 1. The CE certificate was provided by the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center.)

April 16, 2012

Innovations in EMS Care Through Research

April 8, 2011

Working Beyond Borders and In Partnership to Create a Pediatric Recognition System

March 25, 2011

Exception From Informed Consent in Pediatric Trials (Note that this webcast was sponsored by MCHB's Child, Adolescent and Family Health)

February 28, 2011

EMSC/FICEMS Exception from Informed Consent: Lessons from a Consensus Conference

February 28, 2011

A Review of the New MCHB Performance Measures

November 2, 2010

Using Performance Measures to Drive Improvement in Pediatric Emergency Care

March 25, 2010

ESI for Pediatric Triage

March 24, 2010

State of All Hazards Preparedness for Children: Partnerships and Models for Merging Emergency Department and Disaster Preparedness Efforts Nationwide

February 23, 2010

State of Emergency Department Preparedness for Children: Release of Joint Statement - A Consensus on the Essentials

April 20, 2009

EMSC, After the Injury: Helping Parents Help Their Kids Recover

March 26, 2009

Pediatric Equipment for BLS and ALS Ambulances

February 13, 2008

Introduction to Interfacility Transfer Agreements and Guidelines