The Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership, Texas is a statewide collaborative project working under grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Emergency Medical Services for Children Program.
Baylor College of Medicine is the site of the Texas EMSC office and is working in partnership with the largest children’s hospitals in Texas, their affiliated colleges of medicine, and representatives of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Through this collaboration, the EMSC State Partnership, Texas will create the infrastructure to assess and achieve defined EMSC Performance Measures. In addition, the EMSC State Partnership, Texas will work tirelessly to improve education, research and pediatric pre-hospital care.
- Ensure that state-of-the-art emergency medical care for the ill or injured child or adolescent is available when needed.
- Ensure that pediatric services are well integrated into the existing state emergency medical services system.
- Ensure that the entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, is provided to children and adolescents at the same level as adults.
- Pediatric Protocol Resource (PPR) Toolkit: A one-of-a-kind resource for emergency medical services and their medical directors. Read more...
- National Pediatric Readiness Project: A multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all emergency departments have the resources to care for children. Read more...
- Pediatric Facility Recognition: Recognizes hospitals that are capable of stabilizing and/or managing pediatric medical emergencies and trauma. To view the webinar, "Is it Time for Pediatric Facility Categorization in Texas" click here...
- Read the Draft of the Pediatric EMS Recognition Program: A multi-phase recognition program for EMS agencies who wish to establish programs and standards to improve their capabilities to deliver care to pediatrics.