Emergency care:
Overview

We want all emergency responders and hospitals to be pediatric ready.

All children should receive the best emergency care regardless of where they live and seek medical care in the state. The goal of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is to expand the capacity and improve the quality of pediatric emergency care, both before and after the child arrives at the hospital. This will be accomplished through collaboration, advocacy, consultation and partnerships with agencies, systems and organizations working in emergency services statewide.

Pediatric
Comfort Kit

Pediatric Pre-hospital
Reference Guide

Ten Ways Kids are
Different from Adults

Advisory Committee

The EMSC Advisory Committee is responsible for guiding the EMSC Program. Membership includes pediatric and emergency/trauma care specialists (physicians, nurses), emergency response staff and family representatives. The EMSC Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Wisconsin EMS Board. Visit the WI EMS Board website for the schedule of upcoming meetings. Meetings are open to the public.

Advisory Committee vacancy: Hospital Representative

EMSC is an initiative of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin. The Alliance manages this program in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The National Emergency Medical Services for Children program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The program is the only federal program focused on improving the quality of emergency care for children.

For more information, please contact Erica Kane at (414) 337-4572.