Celebrate Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
Join the EMSC Program honoring EMS clinicians during EMS Week
By Bill Carey
AUSTIN, Texas — Since 1974, the third week of May has been officially recognized as EMS Week. From May 21 to 27, 2023, we come together to honor and celebrate the dedicated EMS clinicians who play a crucial role in providing lifesaving services to countless Americans. This includes their invaluable care for our most treasured patients: children.
Since 2001, EMS for Children (EMSC) Day has been observed on the Wednesday of EMS Week. This special day is dedicated to recognizing the unwavering commitment of prehospital clinicians who provide vital care for acutely ill and injured children. It also shines a spotlight on the impactful work carried out by the federal EMSC Program.
This year, on May 24, the EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center (EIIC), which provides support for the federal EMSC Program, will be hosting a complimentary webinar titled “The Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC): Where Emergency Care for Kids Begins.” The webinar, scheduled from 5:00 to 6:30 PM CT, will emphasize the significance of having a dedicated individual responsible for coordinating pediatric-specific prehospital care. EMS clinicians are invited to attend, and the webinar offers one and a half hours of CAPCE-approved continuing education credits. Register for the webinar at https://bit.ly/EMSforChildrenDay.
“EMS clinicians are called upon not only for individual medical emergencies but also a growing number of other issues, including public health, social services, and disaster response,” Kate Remick, MD, EIIC co-director and medical director for the EMS System of San Marcos Hays County, said. “In the ever-evolving healthcare environment, we are so grateful to our frontline providers for their skill, passion, and commitment to children and families.”
Learn more about EMS Week and EMSC Day at https://bit.ly/EMSforChildrenDay. For more information about the EMSC Program, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, visit https://emscimprovement.center/.