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Use of Pediatric Specific Equipment

The percentage of EMS agencies in the state or territory that have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric-specific equipment.

Goal for Performance Measure by 2026

90% of EMS agencies will have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric-specific equipment.

Why This Measure Matters

Because most EMS providers care for children so infrequently, they rarely have a chance to practice their pediatric-specific skills. If these skills are not properly practiced and assessed on a regular basis, they may be lost, and the appropriate technique might not be used when the time calls for it. By providing a regular schedule for pediatric-specific skill demonstration, the EMS agencies can make sure their staff is always prepared to respond to a pediatric emergency when it occurs.