October 26, 2012
Free Continuing Education Courses on Pediatric Trauma for EMS Providers and 911 Telecommunicators
Introducing new FREE continuing education courses on pediatric trauma for EMS providers and 911 telecommunicators.
EMS providers will have the opportunity to learn about the scope of pediatric trauma, revisit the keys of their pediatric patient assessment, review the benefits of specialized trauma center resources, and examine how trauma pre-planning tools can assist them in making the best transport decisions for their patients.
911 telecommunicators will develop a better understanding of the significance of pediatric trauma as well as examine ways in which they can contribute to the management of injured pediatric patients through gaining critical scene information, dispatching the appropriate resources, and assisting EMS providers during their response.
The course was developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina through funding from the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.
The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services has approved the EMS course for 2 continuing education credits and the 911 telecommunicator course for 1 continuing education credit.