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Title: Identifying Training Programs for EMS Providers


1
Identifying Training Programs for EMS Providers
  • Lou Romig MD
  • Miami Childrens Hospital
  • FL EMSC Program
  • Medical Director for Pediatrics, National
    Association of EMTs

2008 EMSC Grantee Meeting
2
It used to be
  • Theres so little good stuff out there for us

3
Now its
  • Little people, little budget. Deal with it.

So heres how to deal with it!
4
The Courses
  • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals
    (PEPP)
  • AAP
  • CME for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physicians
    assistants
  • ALS course, 2 days, 48 text
  • BLS course, 1 day, 38 text
  • Recertification - online didactics plus 1 day
    classroom, 20
  • Cost to student depends on provider

5
The Courses
  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
  • NAEMT
  • CME for EMTs and paramedics
  • Newly revised
  • ALS course, 2 day classroom (15) or hybrid
    course combining online didactics and 1 day
    classroom (33)
  • BLS course, 1 day classroom (15)
  • No required text
  • Recertification details pending
  • Cost to student depends on provider

6
The Courses
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Emergency Pediatric Nursing Course
  • Disaster Preparedness for School Nurses
  • Pediatric Disaster Life Support

7
The Courses
  • Advantages
  • Standardized
  • Widely recognized
  • PEPP EPC specifically developed for EMS
    providers
  • Can be done in modular format
  • Can be cost effective after initial start-up
  • Disadvantages
  • Time, instructor and equipment intensive
  • Travel

8
Alternative Resources
  • Education comes to the student
  • Modular
  • Reasonable cost

9
EMSC National Resource Center (NRC)
  • http//bolivia.hrsa.gov/emsc/ProductsAndResources.
    aspx
  • 65 publications, many downloadable
  • 18 CD/DVD resources
  • 3 online training program links
  • Low to no cost

10
EMSC NRC Toolboxes
  • http//bolivia.hrsa.gov/emsc/Toolboxes.aspx
  • Resource links, bibliographies
  • Coalition building
  • Pediatric equipment guidelines
  • Facility categorization
  • Interfacility transfer
  • Medical direction
  • Prehospital education
  • Pediatric disaster preparedness
  • Pediatric pain management

11
From the Toolboxes Prehospital Education
  • Special Childrens Outreach and Prehospital
    Education (SCOPE)
  • CNMC, Washington DC
  • Downloadable student and instructor manuals
    (free)
  • Jones and Bartlett text 40, instructor resources
    237
  • Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN)
  • CPEM, New York City
  • Free download

12
From the Toolboxes Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Preparedness Exercises Addressing the
    Pediatric Population
  • Illinois EMSC program
  • Scenarios for pediatric-focused disaster
    exercises
  • Free download
  • Pediatric Disaster Toolkit Hospital Guidelines
  • NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Free download

13
More Gems from the NRC
  • On the Same Team Involving the Family in
    Prehospital Care (NAEMT)
  • Injury Prevention for Medical Personnel
  • School Nurse Emergency Care Course
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies
  • Teaching Resource for Instructors in Prehospital
    Pediatrics (TRIPP) BLS and ALS
  • Kids in Disasters (K.I.D.) Kit, FL EMSC

14
Other Training CD/DVDs
  • Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation
  • www.citmt.org
  • 7 pediatric programs available, 15/disk
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • ahrqpubs_at_ahrq.gov
  • The Decontamination of Children
  • Single copies provided free
  • Download at http//www.ahrq.gov/research/decontam.
    htm

15
Modular Online CME
  • Virtual School Nurse and EMS Online Learning
    Project
  • U of NM, NM EMSC
  • www.pediatricemergencytraining.com
  • Modules for nursing (15) and EMS (8) CME (? for
    personnel from other states)
  • 4 per contact hour for nursing curriculum, EMS
    curriculum is free
  • New modules to be added

16
Modular Online CME
  • Childrens Health Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Trauma Preparedness
  • 12 modules covering pediatric aspects of weapons
    of terrorism, approx 2 hours
  • ? CME accreditation

17
Modular Online CME
  • Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center
  • www.emlrc.org/onlinece
  • 10/contact hour
  • Pediatric assessment, respiratory emergencies,
    SIDS, childbirth
  • EMT and paramedic CME credit

18
Modular Online CME
  • PEPP
  • http//www.peppsite.com/pepp_ce_modules.cfm
  • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies, BLS and ALS
  • 19.95
  • EPC
  • Online CME modules to come

19
Let your fingers do the walking
  • Search terms
  • Pediatric emergency care
  • EMSC
  • Pediatric EMS education
  • Pediatric online courses
  • Dont forget the internet as a resource for
    public education products too!

20
Summary
  • Hi quality, low cost pediatric education
    resources for EMS are available
  • Break out of the 16 hour classroom model for
    modular CME
  • Consider distance learning
  • Start at the EMSC NRC

Congratulations to the EMSC Family!
21
Thank you and good luck!
  • Lou Romig MD
  • louromig_at_bellsouth.net
  • www.jumpstarttriage.com
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