Webcasts

Each year, the EMSC NRC works with the federal EMSC Program to coordinate a number of webcasts of interest to EMSC grantees, partners, and stakeholders. All webcasts are archived for viewing at a later date.

Upcoming Webcasts

  • From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, February 17, the EMSC National Resource Center will host part two of the two-part series on the updated Joint Policy Statement: Equipment on Ground Ambulances. Part two, Building a Foundation for Pediatric Emergency Care: Equipment for Ground Ambulances, will be led by Mary Fallat, MD;  Aarron Reinert, NREMT-P; and David Bryson, EMT, and address the rationale for the development of ambulance equipment guidelines and their importance to children, explain guideline changes and contributing factors to change, and discuss implementation of the guidelines. This webinar is intended for EMS leaders, including service directors, medical directors, managers, education specialists, EMS providers, EMSC program managers, state departments of health regulatory staff, as well as hospital emergency care leaders having an interest in pediatric emergency care in the prehospital area. Continuing education will be available to nurses, physicians, and EMS professionals. Note that advance registration is required for this event.

  • From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Eastern) on Thursday, April 2, the EMSC National Resource Center will host the webinar Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Hospital Disaster Preparedness: Where Do We Begin? This webinar is planned specifically for hospital respondents to the Pediatric Readiness assessment though others interested in improving pediatric emergency department and disaster care are  encouraged to attend. Additional information about the webinar, including registration requirements, will be forthcoming.



Archived Webcasts

February 4, 2015

Where Do We Go From Here? An EMSC Vision and Charge for the Future. During the 2014 EMSC Program Meeting, attendees were asked for their suggestions on future directions in EMSC. This webinar discussed major themes identified and provided feedback from HRSA project officers. It targeted EMSC program managers, directors, family representatives, and cultural liaisons. Continuing educations credits were not available for this webinar.

January 20, 2015

An Introduction to the Updated Recommendations for Equipment on Ground Ambulances: Pediatric Equipment and Its Use in Prehospital Emergency Care. This webinar is part one of a two-part series on the updated Joint Policy Statement: Equipment on Ground Ambulances. It provided an introductory overview of the recommendations, described essential pediatric equipment and how it is used in the prehospital setting, and discussed strategies for implementing the guidelines at the state and local level. This webinar was intended for EMSC program managers, directors, family representatives, cultural liaisons, and others who have limited EMS field experience. Continuing education was not available for this webinar.

December 17, 2014

Pediatric Readiness Data: An Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care in Your Emergency Department. This program defined quality improvement, highlighted key components of the quality improvement process, and discussed how to apply essential quality improvement methodologies to improve pediatric emergency care using the National Pediatric Readiness data. Specifically, Charles Macias, MD, MPH, and Kate Remick, MD, discussed the importance of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care, a key quality improvement framework, and potential for quality improvement projects using the National Pediatric Readiness data. Evelyn Lyons, RN, MPH, illustrated the real life application of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care. Resources from the webcast are available for download.

This educational event was planned with hospital emergency department (ED) Pediatric Readiness respondents in mind. Content is appropriate for all ED leaders, including ED medical directors, managers, education specialists, quality improvement coordinators, as well as hospital leadership, quality improvement department staff, EMSC program managers, and state departments of health/hospital regulatory staff.

In collaboration with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center, continuing education was provided to nurses and physicians who attend the live webinar. Content from this event is being converted into an online learning module with accompanying continuing education credits and will be available in the Spring of 2015.

December 8, 2014

Using Quality Improvement to Maximize Pediatric Emergency Care in Your State. This program defined quality improvement, highlighted quality improvement methods, and discussed how to apply essential quality improvement methodologies to improve pediatric emergency care. Specifically, Charles Macias, MD, MPH, and Kate Remick, MD, discussed the importance of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care and the quality improvement framework. Jane Brice, MD, MPH, illustrated the real life application of quality improvement methodologies in improving pediatric trauma care.

In collaboration with the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services and the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center, continuing education was provided to EMS providers, nurses, and physicians who attended this webinar. Note that EMS providers (only) may view the archived webinar to receive 1.5 continuing education credits up to three years after the date of the live webinar (December 8, 2017). Once you have viewed the archived webinar, go to http://www.emscnrc.org/Events/Webinar_Evaluation2.aspx to complete an evaluation. Once the evaluation is submitted, the Certificate of Completion will be emailed within two hours.

November 17, 2014

EMSC Opportunities for Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care: Planning and Processes to Improve Pediatric Access to Specialty Care. This program highlighted practices and lessons learned from California and New Mexico in implementing components of regionalized systems of pediatric emergency care. Specifically, Robert Sapien, MD, MMM, and James Marcin, MD, MPH, discussed the importance of conducting community healthcare assessments, including challenges encountered while conducting such assessments, and using assessment findings when planning and implementing models of pediatric regionalization. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center. (The audio portion of this webcast is not available.)

September 11, 2014

Not Just Small Adults: Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies. This joint presentation by the the National Library of Medicine—Disaster Information Management Research Center, the EMSC Program, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response focused on the announcement of a comprehensive online guide that will serve as a central repository for pediatric-related disaster and emergency health information. This new resource brings into one place professional-level materials, documents, websites, and articles distinctly about children from authoritative sources, including government, private, non-profit and international organizations and agencies.

April 22, 2014

Everyday Pediatric Readiness for Extraordinary Events (PowerPoint slides only). This webcast highlighted best practices and lessons learned from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where the threat of a tsunami or typhoon is an everyday reality and where routine and extraordinary often intersect. The CNMI EMSC program discussed successes and challenges in pediatric disaster preparedness and response, including: the EMS systems and resources; interagency collaboration; and community planning, practice, response, and recovery. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by April 29. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center.)

September 27, 2013

Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care Through Trauma Performance Improvement. This live internet program highlighted three EMSC Targeted Issues projects focused on pediatric trauma performance improvement from the prehospital to the hospital setting, and the critical importance of integrating patient and family centered care into these settings. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by October 4. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center.)

September 23, 2013

Partnerships and Relationships – Keys to Facility Recognition Success. This live internet program highlighted two EMSC Targeted Issues projects that have focused on pediatric facility recognition. A preview of a soon to be released tool kit to assist states in development/implementation of a pediatric facility recognition program will also be shared. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by September 30. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center.)

September 12, 2013

Transfer Processes – An Opportunity for Improving Pediatric Emergency CareThis panel presentation highlighted the importance of organized inter facility transfer processes, their role in assuring access to pediatric specialty care, as well as sections of the newly released Inter facility Transfer Tool Kit. (A certificate of continuing education (CE) was available to physicians and nurses attending the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by September 19. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center.)

August 6, 2013

EMSC and the Hospital Preparedness Program: Working Toward Everyday Pediatric Readiness. This presentation educated attendees working to improve emergency and disaster preparedness for children about the efforts and activities of the Hospital Preparedness Program.

July 16, 2012

High Volume, High Impact Pediatric Patient Populations in the ED (Note that this webcast is listed as "Making a Difference: Innovations in Caring for Children in the Emergency Department" on the mchcom.com website.) CEs were available for attendance at the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by July 23. The CE certificate was distributed via email by the EMSC National Resource Center.

June 20, 2012

Kids in Disasters: Facing Our Challenges (CEs were available for attendance at the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by June 27. The CE certificate was provided by the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center.)

May 24, 2012

On the Road to Injury Prevention (CEs were available for attendance at the live presentation only. To obtain a CE certificate you must have attended the activity in its entirety, submitted a completed evaluation form, and documented your attendance electronically on the sign-in record. The electronic evaluation must have been completed by June 1. The CE certificate was provided by the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center.)

April 16, 2012

Innovations in EMS Care Through Research

April 8, 2011

Working Beyond Borders and In Partnership to Create a Pediatric Recognition System
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March 25, 2011

Exception From Informed Consent in Pediatric Trials (Note that this webcast was sponsored by MCHB's Child, Adolescent and Family Health) Slides | Transcript

February 28, 2011

EMSC/FICEMS Exception from Informed Consent: Lessons from a Consensus Conference Slides | Transcript

February 28, 2011

A Review of the New MCHB Performance Measures Slides | Transcript

November 2, 2010

Using Performance Measures to Drive Improvement in Pediatric Emergency Care Slides | Transcript

March 25, 2010

ESI for Pediatric Triage Slides | Transcript

March 24, 2010

State of All Hazards Preparedness for Children: Partnerships and Models for Merging Emergency Department and Disaster Preparedness Efforts Nationwide Slides | Transcript

February 23, 2010

State of Emergency Department Preparedness for Children: Release of Joint Statement - A Consensus on the Essentials Slides | Transcript

April 20, 2009

EMSC, After the Injury: Helping Parents Help Their Kids Recover Slides | Transcript

March 26, 2009

Pediatric Equipment for BLS and ALS Ambulances Slides | Transcript

February 13, 2008

Introduction to Interfacility Transfer Agreements and Guidelines Slides | Transcript