30 Million Children Will Receive Emergency Care This Year: Is Your Community Preprepared?
Your state's EMSC program is working with EMS leaders statewide to ensure that all children – no matter where they live, attend school, or travel – receive the best care possible in an emergency situation. Should an emergency or disaster occur, EMSC's goal is to ensure that emergency personnel are properly trained in pediatrics; that ambulances and emergency departments have the equipment, supplies, and medications needed to treat children of all sizes; and that well-defined pediatric treatment protocols and procedures are in place.
For more information about your state's EMSC program and how you can get involved as a family advisory member, contact the state's program manager/director. For information on what you can do now to help your family prepare for a medical emergency download the brochure 30 Million Children Will Receive Emergency Care This Year: They Can't All Belong to Someone Else.