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The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program was established under the Preventative Health Amendments of 1984 (PL 98-555). It is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administrationís (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The EMSC Program is the only Federal program whose sole focus is on improving the quality of emergency care for children. The EMSC State Partnership Grants fund activities to ensure the availability of appropriate resources and adequately trained personnel in order to effectively meet the emergency care needs of the critically ill and injured child.

EMSC State Partnership Performance Measures

Performance Measure 71 The percent of prehospital provider agencies in the state/territory that have on-line pediatric medical direction available from dispatch through patient transport to a definitive care facility.
Performance Measure 72 The percent of prehospital provider agencies in the state/territory that have off-line pediatric medical direction available from dispatch through patient transport to a definitive care facility.
Performance Measure 73  The percent of patient care units in the state/territory that have essential pediatric equipment and supplies as outlined in national guidelines.
Performance Measure 74 The percent of hospitals recognized through a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized system that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.
Performance Measure 75 The percent of hospitals recognized through a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized system that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric traumatic emergencies.
Performance Measure 76 The percentage of hospitals in the state/territory that have written interfacility transfer guidelines that cover pediatric patients and that include pre-defined components of transfer.
Performance Measure 77 The percent of hospitals in the state/territory that have written interfacility transfer agreements that cover pediatric patients.
Performance Measure 78  The adoption of requirements by the state/territory for pediatric emergency education for license/certification renewal of BLS/ALS providers.
Performance Measure 79  The degree to which state/territories have established permanence of EMSC in the state/territory EMS system by establishing an EMSC Advisory Committee, incorporating pediatric representation on the EMS Board, and hiring a full-time EMSC manager.
Performance Measure 80 The degree to which state/territories have established permanence of EMSC in the state/territory EMS system by integrating EMSC priorities into statutes/regulations.

For further information on EMSC, please contact Jennifer Ullsvik, Section Chief, Emergency Health Care and Preparedness Section, Department of Health Services. 

 

Last Revised: July 24, 2014