Emergency Pediatric Care
2016 Schedule to be published soon!
- Please note the class will close one month prior to the class date.
- As of this time this is a Hybrid course only, therefore you must complete the on-line portion of the program prior to attending. Your registration will provide you with an e-mail which will include the link on how to register with the NAEMT for the first part of the program.
Good Fellowship Ambulance Training Institute, 3rd Floor (GFTI)
600 Montgomery Ave (Station 55)
West Chester, PA 19380
Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (CCPTSC)
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Your course registration fee will include the cost of both the on-line and classroom program. The cost for this program is $150.00 and is worth (14.5 ceu’s for PA DOH) (16 ceu’s for CECBEMS(NREMT)).
NAEMT’s Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. EPC is different from any other EMS continuing education course in that it provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.
EPC provides a unique approach to pediatric emergency care, using the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) to help determine “How sick? How quick?” The course helps EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine which situations may be life threatening and require immediate intervention, while also addressing more common but less serious complaints. In addition to providing current knowledge and training in proper treatment modalities, the course incorporates family centered care throughout all scenarios.
Students who take EPC will learn to:
- Explain the anatomical, physiological and developmental differences in children and how they affect the child’s responses to illness and injury.
- Describe how the Pediatric Assessment Triangle can act as a critical tool to guide the approach to and evolution of pediatric assessment and treatment.
- Discuss the assessment and management of newborns, infants and children suffering from: airway and breathing problems, hypoperfusion and shock, trauma, common medical problems, cardiac disease, special medical needs or child abuse and neglect.
- Describe the principles of family centered care and how they can be applied to benefit children, their families and the medical providers caring for them.
Training encompasses lectures, hands-on skills practice and small group critical thinking discussions. EPC is for all emergency medical technicians and paramedics committed to providing quality care for pediatric patients. EPC lectures and interactive sessions address the following topics: Understanding kids, Airway, breathing and oxygenation, Cardiac emergencies, Child abuse and neglect, Common medical emergencies, The importance of family, Hypoperfusion and shock, Newborn resuscitation, Pediatric trauma and Special health care needs.
Flexible course formats offered to fit the continuing education needs of all EMS practitioners include a traditional two-day face-to-face Provider Course, and a Hybrid Course that combines seven hours of online training followed by one day of on-site interactive stations. This modular course format can fulfill the pediatric clinical and educational needs of an EMS agency while minimizing budgetary and logistical impacts. Click here to view the EPC online demo.