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Danielson C. n.d.. Emergency Medical Services for Children: [Final report]. Augusta, ME: Maine State Board of Emergency Medical Services, 49 pp.

Annotation: This project developed and evaluated a rural emergency medical services for children (EMSC) demonstration program and provided assistance to other rural States in adopting the successful aspects of the program. The focus of the project was the development of a modular training program on care of pediatric emergencies that can be presented in appropriate segments to all levels of prehospital and emergency room personnel. Improved skills and knowledge in emergency care for children resulted in improved medical management of children requiring emergency care and reduced the consequences of the emergency events. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-198752.

Keywords: American Indians, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Room Personnel, Head injuries, Parent Education, Rural Populations

Peppe K. n.d.. Emergency Medical Services for Children (in 14 Rural Counties) [Final report]. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, 61 pp. pp.

Annotation: The project's major goal was to prevent childhood emergencies and to improve emergency medical services for children in Ohio by building local support and developing effective local emergency medical systems with linkage to referral centers. Specific project goals included establishing local emergency medical service (EMS) advisory councils; developing train-the-trainer programs for local emergency department personnel; developing networks linking local EMS systems with local emergency department personnel and pediatric medical consultants, and linking demonstration areas with regional children's hospitals and pediatric medical centers; and developing public information and education programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB97-124176.

Keywords: Data Collection, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Emergency Room Personnel, Rural Population

Shaw K. 1998. Cost-Effective Emergency Department Screening for UTI in Febrile Children: [Final report]. Philadelphia, PA: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 61 pp.

Annotation: Emergency department physicians should have a low threshold for screening for urinary tract infection (UTI) since it is often present and its sequelae are severe. While there is little consistent information about the prevalence of UTI among febrile pediatric patients in the emergency department, there is much debate about the most appropriate clinical and laboratory criteria for diagnosis. Screening is uncomfortable for patients and its costs are significant. A prospective study of febrile infants < 1 year of age and febrile girls ages 1–4 years in a high-volume urban pediatric emergency department was conducted to determine the prevalence of UTI; (2) determine the usefulness of rapid screening tests for UTI, and (3) identify clinical predictors and develop clinical prediction models to stratify children at high risk for UTI. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB99-144685.

Keywords: Cost Effectiveness, Emergency Room Personnel, MCH Research, Research, Screening, Urban Population, Urban Population, Urinary Tract Infections

Shafermeyer R. 1993 (ca.). North Carolina EMSC Project: A Model System for Statewide Plan Development [Final report]. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 44 pp.

Annotation: This demonstration project strove to enhance the emergency medical services (EMS) system in North Carolina by improving the system's ability to manage pediatric patients. The project goal was to create a statewide model EMS system that minimizes further injury or deterioration of seriously ill or injured pediatric patients prior to their arrival at a definitive care center. We created a project group and an advisory board to help achieve the project goals through a cooperative statewide effort that included representation from all groups responsible for the care of seriously ill and injured pediatric patients. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB96-181482.

Keywords: Databases, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Emergency Room Personnel, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Programs, Professional Education in EMSC

Bussone L, comp. 1993. Alaska EMS for Children Project: [Final report]. Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Emergency Medical Services Section, 50 pp.

Annotation: The Alaska Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) project addresses problems associated with pediatric emergencies in Alaska through interventions at various stages in disease and injury affecting children, and the system that is designed to combat these problems. The overall goal of the project is to improve the emergency medical care system in Alaska and its ability to treat and rehabilitate Alaska's acutely ill and injured children, as well as to prevent childhood injuries and deaths. The project addresses problems in the Emergency Medical Services system at all levels—prehospital, hospital, and rehabilitative services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Education of health professionals, Emergency medical services for children, Emergency medical technicians, Emergency room personnel, Rehabilitation, Rural populations, Training, Trauma

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.