Pediatrics Committee

We advocate for pediatric EMS education, research and policy, and improve the quality of care that children receive wherever and whenever they are in the care of EMS.

Provide high-quality educational materials for all prehospital providers

Conduct research to improve the care of children in the prehospital setting

Advocate for legislation and policies that forward pediatric health in EMS

Collaborate with other NAEMSP committees to forward the practice, art and science of EMS

Provide subject matter expertise for the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Emergency Physicians


Pediatric Educational Materials

EMSC free educational modules for residents and fellows on EMS education, recognizing child abuse, and care of the tracheostomy patient

Free online EMS educational modules with pre- and post-tests created by members of the NAEMSP Pediatric Committee
Includes modules on history and epidemiology of EMSC, 911 and medical dispatch, EMS personnel, protocols equipment and transport, medical direction, system organization administration and regionalization, legal considerations, and disaster and mass gatherings

A free pediatric disaster triage educational video game and resource to learn primary triage and scene management

EMSC free educational resources on pediatric care for healthcare professionals: pediatric readiness, trauma, ambulance equipment, research and more

Sepsis: Pediatric First Response, a free training module from The Sepsis Institute

Helpful Links

EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center: Accelerating Improvements in Quality Care for Children

Pediatric Decision Tree: A Tool for Prehospital Pediatric Destination Choice.  This is an evidence-based guideline to suggest the type of pediatric hospital that can meet a child’s definitive needs. Created by a Targeted Issues Project Grant from the HRSA EMC program.

Interested in Joining the Committee?

Please update your online profile to include this committee selection and
contact our chair, Matthew Harris, to become actively involved.

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