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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162750
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Need for Pediatric Pre-Hospital Education
Abstract:
A Need for Pediatric Pre-Hospital Education
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2000
Author:Long, Kevin, RN, ADN, EMT-P
P.I. Institution Name:Blank Children's Hospital
Contact Address:1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309, USA
Contact Telephone:(515) 278-5483
Clinical Topic: The purpose of this project was to enhance care given to pediatric patients by pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. Since the 1980's, quick delivery of care to adult cardiac and trauma patients has reduced patient mortality. Currently, pre-hospital provider education is focused primarily on adult issues. Secondly, only 5%-10% of ambulance runs involves children. Of this total, only 1% of ambulance runs involves the use of pediatric advance life support. Experienced and new pre-hospital EMS providers suggested that limited exposure to the pediatric patient and lack of education makes pediatric emergencies more difficult. As emergency nurses we can influence the outcomes for critically ill and injured pediatric patients by the development and promotion of pre-hospital care programs.

Implementation: Planning and implementation of a program to improve pre-hospital care for the pediatric patient included the following steps: 1) Development of a departmental EMS committee to review and discuss current care delivery. 2) Obtaining administrative approval and support for the project. 3) Obtaining grant funding for an outreach program. 4) Development of a series of pocket size pediatric guidelines covering the following topics; Advance Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines, Basic Pediatric Guidelines, Common Pediatric Drug Card and Pediatric Run Pads. 5) Pediatric clinical interaction for pre-hospital EMS students and providers. 6) Outreach programs in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and advanced pediatric topics. 7) Providing low cost in-house EMS conferences focused on pediatric topics.

Outcomes: Since the start of our pre-hospital EMS program, in 1994, our emergency department has provided over 10,000 pediatric guidelines to both pre-hospital providers and hospital staff. Clinical opportunities have been provided yearly for EMS students. Semi-annually, a Kid Skills conference is sponsored for EMS providers throughout the state of Iowa. PALS and advance topic outreach programs for pre-hospital providers are also given. As a result, we have had improved relationships with EMS providers.

Recommendations: While this program has been successful in our institution, further investigation is recommended. Additional research is needed to investigate the outcomes of care provided by pre-hospital EMS providers when pediatric specific education is provided ongoing collaboration between emergency departments and pre-hospital EMS providers is needed. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Need for Pediatric Pre-Hospital Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162750-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Need for Pediatric Pre-Hospital Education</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Long, Kevin, RN, ADN, EMT-P</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Blank Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(515) 278-5483</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">LongKA@ihs.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The purpose of this project was to enhance care given to pediatric patients by pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. Since the 1980's, quick delivery of care to adult cardiac and trauma patients has reduced patient mortality. Currently, pre-hospital provider education is focused primarily on adult issues. Secondly, only 5%-10% of ambulance runs involves children. Of this total, only 1% of ambulance runs involves the use of pediatric advance life support. Experienced and new pre-hospital EMS providers suggested that limited exposure to the pediatric patient and lack of education makes pediatric emergencies more difficult. As emergency nurses we can influence the outcomes for critically ill and injured pediatric patients by the development and promotion of pre-hospital care programs.<br/><br/>Implementation: Planning and implementation of a program to improve pre-hospital care for the pediatric patient included the following steps: 1) Development of a departmental EMS committee to review and discuss current care delivery. 2) Obtaining administrative approval and support for the project. 3) Obtaining grant funding for an outreach program. 4) Development of a series of pocket size pediatric guidelines covering the following topics; Advance Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines, Basic Pediatric Guidelines, Common Pediatric Drug Card and Pediatric Run Pads. 5) Pediatric clinical interaction for pre-hospital EMS students and providers. 6) Outreach programs in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and advanced pediatric topics. 7) Providing low cost in-house EMS conferences focused on pediatric topics.<br/><br/>Outcomes: Since the start of our pre-hospital EMS program, in 1994, our emergency department has provided over 10,000 pediatric guidelines to both pre-hospital providers and hospital staff. Clinical opportunities have been provided yearly for EMS students. Semi-annually, a Kid Skills conference is sponsored for EMS providers throughout the state of Iowa. PALS and advance topic outreach programs for pre-hospital providers are also given. As a result, we have had improved relationships with EMS providers.<br/><br/>Recommendations: While this program has been successful in our institution, further investigation is recommended. Additional research is needed to investigate the outcomes of care provided by pre-hospital EMS providers when pediatric specific education is provided ongoing collaboration between emergency departments and pre-hospital EMS providers is needed. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:33:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:33:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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