For more than 10 years, Vermont's Emergency Medical Services for Children program has worked with families, local emergency responders, hospital and community organizations throughout the state to improve emergency care of our children through education, system development and research.
Vermont Pediatric Safe Program
The Pediatric Safe Program is designed to recognize the commitment of agencies that are improving pediatric emergency care. This voluntary, statewide initiative recognizes Vermont EMS agencies that go beyond basic requirements to provide excellent care to your community’s children.
The EMS for Children (EMSC) program works with state and local services to increase educational opportunities for emergency providers to improve their abilities to treat ill and injured children. The program has supported Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and makes sure pediatric topics are presented at the annual EMS conference.
Safe TransPort of children in ambulances (cps for ems)
The Safe Transport training, also known as Child Passenger Safety (CPS) for EMS, was developed to increase the number of properly restrained children during ambulance transport.
The course is designed to educate EMS personnel and others involved in transporting children in ambulances, about the selection and installation of ambulance-specific restraints and some types of conventional child restraints in the ambulance.
For more information, visit NASEMSO's Safe Transport of Children and NASEMSO’s Pediatric Transport Products for Ground Ambulances.
Prehospital Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator
Some responsibilities of the individual who might fulfill the PECC role include, but are not limited to:
Vermont has integrated adult and pediatric statewide protocols. To locate the pediatric protocols, look for the EMSC Bear.