EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY
The Federal EMSC Program partners each year with the American College of Emergency Physicians to honor Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. As part of the week, Emergency Medical Services for Children Day (also known as EMSC Day) is celebrated on Wednesday. EMS providers respond to the needs of millions of Americans every year.
Across the country, hundreds of activities take place on EMS for Children Day and throughout the week. On EMS for Children Day, communities and medical personnel are encouraged to focus their EMS Week activities on raising public awareness about the need for specialized emergency care for children.
The day raises awareness of the need for improved and expanded specialized care for children. Emergency care often comes from parents, caregivers, trained EMS providers, and hospital personnel. Together, they strive to meet the unique needs of critically ill or injured pediatric patients.
HOW TO OBSERVE #EMSForChildrenDay
Support EMS personnel and first responders in bringing quality EMS services to children no matter the setting they are in.
- EMS personnel attend webinars and review fact sheets and fliers
- Review the latest information and resources regarding the specialized needs of children
- Advocate for federal action and contact your Congress members regarding support of the EMSC program
Use #EMSForChildrenDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL EMSC DAY HISTORY
National EMSC Day was founded by the federal EMSC Program and partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Emergency Nurses Association to raise awareness concerning the need for improved care for children in prehospital and acute care settings.
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