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Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)

The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services works 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.

Note: For additional information on pediatric training, reference materials and how to help an EMS service bring pediatric education to its members, visit the IDPH Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Resources page: Pediatric Resources

Training, Conferences, Seminars

December 10 and 11, 2020: Heartland EMS for Children Virtual Pediatric Symposium on children with special health care needs. Registration link coming soon. 

Below are some resources that can assist you in planning for pediatric emergencies.