Emergency Medical Services for Children
This Special Project combines the strengths of the General and Junior clubs to accomplish one remarkable project - the now nationally known EMSC pediatric bags for ambulances project.
Clubs will work together, funding specialized bags that put critical pediatric emergency equipment and supplies in one place for Wisconsin's ambulances.
These "ped bags" will enable EMS (Emergency Medical Service providers) to respond to pediatric calls with organized, easily accessible, and properly sized equipment.
GFWC-WI & WI-UM KIWANIS
Collaborate on the Emergency Medical Services for Children
Pediatric Bags for Ambulances Project
Children are NOT Small Adults!!!
"The physiologic, anatomic, developmental and emotional characteristics of children, and their unique health care needs, make it difficult for care providers to meet those needs optimally in adult-patient oriented...emergency medical services (EMS) systems. Effective emergency care for children requires specialized training and equipment. These important differences, and the continued presence of a significant gap in the delivery of emergency care in the pediatric population, are the rationale behind the federal EMSC program. Carol Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, President, to the Committee on Energy and Commerce explaining why EMSC must be kept and federally funded.
- General Information
- Project Ideas
- Sample Press Release
- Fundraising Ideas
- Children's Miracle Network Grant
EMS Department Testimonals
- Kiwanis Collaboration
Progress Across the State
The blue highlighting in each of the following maps represents the percentage of Pediatric Bags on ambulances in each county.
WE DID IT!!!
As of 4/30/11, 97% of EMS departments carry Ped Bags on all ambulances, positively affecting over 30,000 children each year. The standard of care for children in need of emergency medical care has dramatically changed in Wisconsin due to our effort and dedication. This is an extraordinary accomplishment. GFWC members are amazing!!