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Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)

Pediatric Online Education and Training

The following courses provide certified EMT’s and licensed paramedics (MICP’s) in the State of Alaska with focused online pediatric education and training. All courses listed below are approved for Alaska State EMT recertification. Several of the courses are available free of charge and those that require a nominal fee have been denoted. 

Online Training for Prehospital Providers

Nationally Recognized Courses

Training Resources for Prehospital Instructors

These courses are designed for instructors that would like to provide CME training.  

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: A Continuing Education and Teaching Resource for the Prehospital Provider
    EMS providers can be the eyes and ears of the medical community, because of their unique position of often being the only individuals who have access to a patient’s home. Their ability to assess and perceptively deal with this problem can have a tremendous impact on the morbidity and mortality of children. This document helps create awareness and identify various risk factors of child abuse and neglect; emphasize the unique role and contributions of prehospital medical providers in recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect and lastly introduces legal aspects of reporting.
  • Illinois EMSC: Pediatric Mild Traumatic Head Injury  
    This module enhances the care of pediatric patients who present with mild traumatic head injury.  It will discuss a number of topics including: assessment; management; disposition & patient education, and complications. Course expires on Sept. 30, 2013.
  • NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Combined Provider Slides
    A variety of EPC PowerPoint courses that cover pediatric airway, breathing and oxygen; hypoperfusion and shock; trauma; cardiac emergencies; common medical emergencies; newborn resuscitation; CHSHCN; and child abuse and neglect.
  • Pediatric Disaster Planning and Preparedness
    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.).
  • Tennessee EMSC: Pediatric Disaster Online Courses
    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 

Training Resources for Emergency Department Personnel

These courses are designed for emergency department personnel.

  • Family Presence in the Emergency Department
    This course targets emergency department nurses and includes three modules: evidence for family presence (FP), introduction to FP, and implementation of a FP program.
  • Illinois EMSC: Pediatric Mild Traumatic Head Injury for Nurses  
    This module enhances the care of pediatric patients who present with mild traumatic head injury.  It will discuss a number of topics including: assessment; management; disposition & patient education, and complications. Course expires on Sept. 30, 2013.
  • Illinois EMSC: Pediatric Moderate Sedation
    This PowerPoint presentation will help audience become familiar with principles and standards underlying safe and effective pediatric moderate sedation, review optimal pre-sedation patient evaluation, review commonly used sedative/analgesic drugs, review potential patient complications, and provide resources to improve patient safety and (EMSC Targeted Issue Grantee). 
  • Washington EMSC: Acute Assessment and Management of Pediatric Trauma
    This course targets physicians and nurses of early care to injured children, and 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 (EMSC Targeted Issue Grantee).

Pediatric Prehospital & ED Resources

Injury Prevention

Archived Resources