Web-based Training


The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (NRC) now offers flexible, EMSC-focused training online that is convenient and available 24 hours a day to meet the participant’s lifestyle.

In general, the courses are all self-paced and should take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the course selected. Participants may enter and exit a course at any time, then re-enter to complete the course at their convenience. The participant can not leave the course while taking the post-test.

Before entering a course, the participant will be prompt to complete an online registration form.  The registration process is simple, asks only a couple of questions and will take less than a minute to complete.
 

EMSC NRC courses currently available:

  1. Family Presence in the Emergency Department (primarily targeting emergency department nurses, this course includes three modules: evidence for family presence (FP), introduction to FP, and implementation of a FP program.)

  2. Pediatric Disaster Planning and Preparedness (primarily targeting emergency management officials, EMS responders, hospital personnel, and school management personnel, this course includes five modules: Why Disaster Planning for Children Is Needed; Accessing Community Risk for Disasters Involving Children; Preparing the Community for Disasters Involving Children; Responding to Disasters Involving Children (Assessment/Triage); and Responding to Disasters Involving Children (Resuscitation/Treatment.)


EMSC Grantee Online Training Programs/Websites

  1. Acute Assessment and Management of Pediatric Trauma, University of Washington EMSC Targeted Issue grantee (Primarily targeting inpatient providers--physicians and nurses--of early care to injured children, this online training program includes seven modules: Initial Stabilization and Transfer of Pediatric Trauma; Pediatric Airway and Breathing; Pediatric Shock, including Vascular Access; Pediatric Head Injuries; Pediatric Blunt Abdominal and Chest Trauma; Pediatric Sedation and Analgesia; and Complications of Pediatric Multi-Organ Trauma and Other Injuries.)

  2. AftertheInjury.org, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia EMSC Targeted Issue grantee (A website designed to help parents learn what to expect and what they can do to help their child recover from an injury. This online parent resource provides healthcare professionals an alternative way to communicate to parents who, at the time of injury, may not be able to absorb all that there is to know.)

  3. EMS Education for the Pediatric Emergency Physician (Primarily targeting residents and fellows in training and practicing PEM physicians who want to understand their potential role in clinical care, education, research, and advocacy in EMS, this online course can be used as a potential adjunct to an EMS rotation for pediatric and emergency medicine residents and PEM fellows. For more information on how to access this course read: EMS Education for the Pediatric Emergency Physician Instructions for Users.)

  4. EMSC Course, University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issue grantee (Primarily targeting prehospital EMS personnel, this online training program includes nine modules: pediatric seizures, diabetes, blunt chest trauma, methamphetamine, child abuse/Down Syndrome, technological dependent, Shaken Baby Syndrome, poisoning/toxic exposure, and adrenal crisis and EMS.)

  5. Helpless to Hopeful: School Nurse Guide to Suicide Prevention, New Mexico State Partnership and SPROC EMSC (Targeting school nurses, this module created in collaboration with the New Mexico School Nurse Association and the New Mexico Department of Health, Division of School Health focuses on the recognition and response to behavioral health emergencies in the schools. The module consists of four parts for a total of 2 CEUs. CEUs for nurses and EMTs are cost-free until June 2015.)

  6. Here to Help: Proper Child Restraints in Emergency Vehicles, North Carolina EMSC (Targeting prehopsital providers, this  60-minute program addresses the importance of restraining children when being transported in an ambulance and demonstrates the use of a variety of child restraint devices. Students that complete the quiz at the end of the training and receive a passing grade of at least 70% will be eligible to apply for one hour of continuing education credit.)

  7. Pediatric Disaster Online Courses, Tennessee EMSC (Six courses target healthcare professions - Children with Special Needs: Considerations for Healthcare Professionals; Disaster Preparedness for Schools; Preparing for Explosion and Blast injuries; Responding to Bioterrorism; Responding to Chemical Incidents; and Responding to Radiation Disasters - and two courses target the general public - Family Preparedness and Family Preparedness Supplement: Children with Special Needs.)

  8. Pediatric Disaster Triage: Doing the Most Good for the Most Patients in the Least Time, Connecticut EMSC Targeted Issue grantee (Targeting prehospital providers, this course contains five narrated modules addressing the following: Recognizing a Disaster, Disaster Triage Rationale, Pediatric Triage Considerations, Triage Methodologies (JumpSTART, SMART, SALT, and clinical decision making); Special Triage Decisions.) Note that the EMSC NRC is currently finalizing the addition of continuing education (CE) hours for this course. It is anticipated that the course will be re-open in May 2014.

  9. Pediatric Mild Traumatic Head Injury, Illinois EMSC Targeted Issue grantee (Targeting all health care providers who care for children, this course contains 10 narrated chapters along with appendices that contain additional resources.  Key areas of focus include recommendations for appropriate triage/management of mild traumatic head injuries, guidelines for neuroimaging, child maltreatment screening, patient education, and head injury prevention strategies.)

  10. Pediatric Trauma Course for 911 Telecommunicators, North Carolina EMSC Targeted Issue grantee (Targeting 911 telecommunicators, this course illustrates how 911 telecommunicators play a critical role in the prehospital management of injured children. 911 telecommunicators will have the opportunity to learn about the scope of pediatric trauma, how they can quickly deploy EMS resources, ways they can assist EMS’s response by collecting valuable information, and how they can work with dispatched services to minimize response and scene times en route to definitive care.)

  11. Pediatric Trauma Course for EMS Providers, North Carolina EMSC Targeted Issue grantee (Targeting EMS providers, this course offers an overview of pediatric trauma, the leading cause of injury and death in American children. EMS providers will have the opportunity to learn about the scope of pediatric trauma, revisit the keys of their pediatric patient assessment, review the benefits of specialized trauma center resources, and examine how trauma pre-planning tools can assist them in making the best transport decisions for their patients.)

  12. Safe Transport of Children in EMS Vehicles Part 1 and Part 2, University of New Mexico Targeted Issue grantee. (Targeting EMS providers, this course addresses the specific issues, concerns, recommendations, and guidelines to improve current practice regarding the safe transport of pediatric patients in emergency vehicles.)

  13. Virtual School Nurse and EMS Learning Project, University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issue grantee  (Primarily targeting school nurses, this online training program includes 12 modules: emergency preparedness, EMS continuim of care, school emergency preparedness, assessment and triage, airway management, emergency care of the spine, musculoskeletal emergency care, assessment, and two scenario-based modules.)

  14. A Multi—Systems Approach to Pediatric Trauma Course, University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issue grantee. (Targeting all healthcare providers, this online course includes six modules addressing trauma to different body systems in children: the head, neck, spine, abdomen, and chest.)