Track 4: Enhancing Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Management Systems
We know that strong day-to-day capabilities lead to more effective response, and we all deserve the best care possible, no matter where we live, work, or play. However, we know that many Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers lack confidence in effectively responding to pediatric emergencies due to their relative infrequency. One obvious way to build capabilities and confidence in pediatric care is by designating Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECCs). Based on lessons learned as one of nine state programs in the recent HRSA Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Learning Collaborative, project coordinator Jason Mahoney will detail Montana’s whirlwind six-month journey towards a robust system designed to improve outcomes for pediatric patients while increasing provider confidence and preparedness.