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Oregon Emergency Medical Services for Children

About EMSC

logo-small.jpgThe Oregon Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program strengthens the Oregon EMS system through sharing education, resources, and quality improvement initiatives. The Oregon EMSC Program supports emergency medical services (EMS) agencies and hospitals in the provision of pediatric emergency medical and trauma care, with the ultimate goal of all EMS providers, agencies and hospitals being "Everyday Ready" to treat kids.

Established: 1986
EMSC Program Manager: Rachel Ford, MPH | (971) 673-0564 rachel.l.ford@dhsoha.state.or.us
EMSC Grant Point of Contact: Dana Selover, MD | (971) 673-0546 dana.s.selover@oha.oregon.gov
EMSC Program Performance Measures
Funding Sources: Health Resources & Services Administration EMSC State Partnership Grant (H33MC06700) & Oregon EMSC General Funds


The Oregon EMSC Program collaborates with partners to reduce morbidity and mortality, support EMS research, promote disaster preparedness, and advance family-centered care and emergency care for children with special healthcare needs.​

EMS

  • Annual EMS surveys: agency and state-level reports
  • EMS Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator newsletter
  • EMS Resource Toolkit​
  • Pediatric equipment for rural and frontier EMS agencies
Hospitals
  • ​​CEU available
  • National Pediatric Readiness Project assessments: hospital and state-level reports
  • Pediatric Readiness Program: resource sharing, education sessions, quality improvement (QI)
  • HERO Kids Registry​

Training


Equipment
Available and mailed upon request, rachel.l.ford@dhsoha.state.or.us

pediatape
  • Communication Cards: The cards are for children with special communication needs. They support better care for patients who are young age, nonverbal, speak a language not known by the EMS providers, or have other communication needs. Each card has an image with an associated word, and they represent items that are commonly communicated to patients.
  • PEDIATAPES: color-coded length-based tape to assess the weight of pediatric patients and support accurate medication dosing.
  • Pediatric Assessment:​ laminated resource sheets with resuscitation, burn, vital signs, GCS, APGAR, and SpO2 patient care information. Includes Velcro strips so that they can be attached to interior of emergency vehicles.


Oregon Pediatric EMS Data Report: Call Volume, Transport and Performance Metrics

Oregon 2020 Annual EMS Survey Reports

Oregon 2021 National Pediatric Readiness Project Assessment Reports