Our U.S. colleagues are offering a great collaborative for individuals who are interested in improving the quality of pediatric care in their regions. This collaborative is now open to Canadian registrants. The deadline to sign up is August 15th, 2021. See below for more information and to register.
This collaborative will develop individuals who are interested in improving the quality of pediatric care at your EMS agency, ED/hospital, or within your region. We will provide resources, example practices and networking opportunities at no cost to help push forward any effort for pediatric improvement.
What is a PECC?
A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)--sometimes referred to as a pediatric champion or pediatric liaison--is a term that the EMSC program uses to refer to any individual who has a particular interest in or responsibilities related to pediatric emergency care. Sometimes this individual is dedicated solely to this role. However, depending on the pediatric volume of the EMS agency or hospital, this person may take on the PECC duties in addition to other responsibilities (e.g., educator, trauma coordinator, etc.). Various roles and responsibilities are often given to a PECC but common responsibilities include ensuring the availability of pediatric equipment, supplies and medications, pediatric education/training and advocating for pediatric considerations to be included in protocol/policy development.
Who should participate?
The collaborative is open to anyone--including current PECCS--that is interested in improving pediatric readiness at within their EMS agency, ED, hospital, state, or region. This includes EMSC State Partnership Programs who are interested in identifying how they can better support pediatric readiness efforts. You do NOT need to have any formal pediatric training, or a title related to pediatric care. You already have everything you need to participate…an interest in pediatric emergency care.