I want to remind everyone that there is a survey for EMS for Children that requests your attention. This is an opportunity to be heard and offer valuable input. Agency Leaders, please take the 5-10 minutes to answer some questions related to Pediatrics. If anyone has any questions please let me know. Here is the message from the state:
My name is Amy Eisenhauer and I am the New York Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program Manager, housed in the Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems. Thank you for all you are doing to provide emergency care during these unprecedented times.
EMS for Children hosts an annual national quality improvement effort related to EMS care of pediatric patients. There is a brief questionnaire to learn about EMS agency efforts related to the care for ill or injured children and associated needs, which is critical amidst the current public health crisis
We recognize this is a difficult time and appreciate EMS leaders help as we seek to understand more about pediatric emergency care in New York State.
The EMS for Children Survey should only take about 5 to 10 minutes and can be found at www.emscsurveys.org
Agency leaders select “New York,” their county, and then their specific agency name to find their agency specific survey.
I sent an email with all of this information to each agency this morning. I am requesting that you reach out to the EMS agencies in your area to alert them that the survey will be beginning this week and requesting their assistance in completing the survey.
In past years, the responses from the survey have helped identify needs and provide resources for improving pediatric emergency care at the local and national level. To continue building on this momentum, we are relying on EMS leaders from all EMS agencies to respond to the questionnaire. The responses will be used by the New York EMSC Program for Quality Improvement efforts. De-identified data from EMS agencies across the country will also be combined to review progress and provide support for integrating the needs of children into our overall emergency care systems.
I would like to thank you in advance for your assistance with this project. I recognize how busy you are, and greatly appreciate you taking the time to help us understand more about the current complexion of emergency care for children amidst the pandemic!
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about this project or any EMSC endeavors!
Be well and stay safe,
EMS for Children Program Coordinator
EMS Liaison to Coverdell Stroke Program
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems