Top NRC News Items
Guam EMS for Children Sponsors Disaster Teams Triage Training
On May 8, the Guam EMS for Children program, in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Guam Fire Department, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, Guam Community College, the University of Guam, and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, Read more..
NHTSA Releases "Progress on Evidence-Based Guidelines for Prehospital Emergency Care"
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released "Progress on Evidence-Based Guidelines for Prehospital Emergency Care," a technical report providing background on the importance of an evidence-based guidelines (EBG) model in improving the quality of prehospital care. Read more..
PECARN Publishes on Early Oxygenation and Ventilation Measurements After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
A Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) study published in Critical Care Medicine aimed to explore oxygenation and ventilation status early after cardiac arrest (CA) in infants and children. The CA database was populated by retrospective review of pediatric CA events that occurred between July 1, 2003 and December 31, 2004, at 15 hospitals within PECARN. Read more..
Targeted Issue Grantee Publishes on Disaster Triage Scoring in Connecticut
EMSC Targeted Issue (TI) Grantee Mark Cicero, MD, at Yale University School of Medicine published findings from his TI project “Small Victims, Big Challenges: Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Algorithms and Education in the Prehospital Setting” in Academic Pediatrics. Read more..
PECARN Steering Committee Meeting
The Summer 2013 PECARN Steering Committee Teleconference Call will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern). Participation in this call is by invitation only.
June 12, 2013
EMS for Children Day
EMS for Children Day 2013 will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 22, as part of the larger National EMS Week celebration scheduled for May 19-25. Promotional items to help communities celebrate the events are now available.
May 22, 2013
Inter Facility Transfer Tool Kit
Developed by the EMSC National Resource Center, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Society of Trauma Nurses, this interactive tool kit is designed to assist hospitals in developing preplanned processes for inter facility transfer of children.
Health Policy News
The May issue of This Month in Health Policy News is now available for download. The report includes federal and state policy-related news items on emergency care and readiness, child and adolescent health, public health prevention efforts, health insurance, and federal and state budget issues, among other current and emerging topics.