The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program has improved the quality of emergency care for children. It provides high-quality infant, child and adolescent emergency medical education throughout Kansas for healthcare providers who respond to and treat this population so vital to our state's future.
An ill or injured child has special needs often requiring healthcare professionals to use different resources and skills. These professionals must acquire special training, not only to effectively recognize the differences in infant, child and adolescent responses to illness and traumatic injury, but also to effectively communicate and comfort these children and their families.
The mission of the Kansas Emergency Medical Services for Children is to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma and ensuring that pediatric emergency care is integrated into the larger emergency medical services system in our state.