Emergency Pediatric Care - EPC
Emergency Pediatric Care - EPC is a classroom-based, PowerPoint, instructor-led course from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians that teaches EMS practitioners on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries, and scenarios that an EMS practitioner may encounter. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decision for their patients.
AUDIENCE: This course is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistance, nurse anesthetists and physicians.
Understanding of Pediatric patients and behaviors
Airway and respiratory management
Child abuse and neglect
Common medical emergencies
Hypoperfusion and shock
Resuscitation of newborns and pediatrics
Special healthcare needs
COURSE FORMAT: This classroom-based which includes instructor, PowerPoint, and skill interaction throughout the course. This course is approximately 16 hours (two days) in length.
PowerPoint-based course to ensure continuity and consistency
Instructor-led with hands-on reinforce new skills and that of proficiency
Student manual is provided (purchase or STARR Library)
Course is updated with the NEW SCIENCE immediately when available
CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, students receive an NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care course completion certificate and completion card that is valid for 4 years.