CENTER FOR TRAUMA & CRITICAL CARE EDUCATION
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. The course 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
EPC uses the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) as a tool to
help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric
patients and incorporates family centered care throughout all
scenarios. Training encompasses lectures, hands-on skills
practice and small group critical thinking discussions.
Topics include: 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.
EPC is for all emergency medical technicians and paramedics
committed to providing quality care for pediatric patients.
Flexible course formats fit the continuing education needs of
all EMS practitioners: traditional two-day face-to-face
Provider Course, an accelerated two-day Provider-Instructor
Course, and a Hybrid Course that combines eight 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.