PEPP – Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals is a curriculum developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for all level of EMS Providers. PEPP focuses on the typical pediatric 911 calls – sick and injured infants, children and teens. Information is presented through slides, videos and scenarios based assessment and treatment skill stations. Designed to complement PALS – the two can now be offered together with an extended schedule. In 2014 a Pediatric Resuscitation section has been added and provides an opportunity for low fidelity simulation. A national website has been developed to keep students, coordinators and medical directors informed about PEPP courses, updates and frequently asked questions.

Maryland Enhanced PEPP

The Maryland EMSC program has developed enhanced modules and resource that provide faculty and students with all of the components of the PEPP Curriculum imbedded with Maryland specific protocols and additional pediatric equipment. Maryland Enhanced PEPP Courses have both pediatric medical director on site and experienced pediatric faculty from the major children’s hospitals in the region.

The Maryland PEPP Steering Committee consists of EMSC staff, Pediatric Regional Medical Directors and PEPP Course Coordinators. It meets with the Maryland state Pediatric Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (PEMAC) and members of the Maryland American Academy of Pediatrics Education and Emergency Medicine committees (AAP COPEM) and the Maryland American College of Emergency Physicians EMS and Pediatric Committees.