Emergency Pediatric Care – 16 hours. Provides 16 hours NREMT CEUs
The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric
physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners
provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field. The
course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best
decisions for their young patients.
Topics covered include:
- The pathophysiology of the most common critical pediatric
emergency issues, and critical thinking skills to help practitioners
make the best decisions for their patients.
- Application of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), a tool to help
EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients.
- The importance of family-centered care.
- Understanding and communicating with children.
- Airway management, breathing and oxygenation.
- Cardiac emergencies.
- Recognizing child abuse and neglect.
- Hypoperfusion and shock.
- Newborn resuscitation.
EPC is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders,
nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. EPC is
accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.