Maryland's sixth EMSC State Partnership Grant (2013-2017). In accordance with the federal EMS for Children’s program initiatives, this grant will continue program objectives and activities that enhance the system components within Maryland that meeting the ten EMSC State Partnership Performance Measures, Expand Family Advocacy, and Advance Quality Improvement.
The Maryland EMSC Partnership grant focused on three major goals:
Maryland ’s EMSC Program has worked with seven other states in the MidAtlantic region to conduct a series of EMSC Regional Symposia that brought professionals from across the continuum of care together for sharing of best practices, current research and public policy issues that impact children and families. These grants were funded through the federal EMSC Program in supplemental grant awards to states. This MidAtlantic EMSC regional network continues to meet with the Atlantic EMS Council and collaborate on interstate projects. The symposia included :
The first Implementation EMSC Grant (1986-1989) provided for the expansion of the statewide Pediatric Trauma System, studied the epidemiology and demographics of trauma and critical illness, and developed a modular format for the Johns Hopkins APLS curriculum. Through this grant the following training was brought to Maryland EMS Providers: PALS AHA courses, Airway Training video, and Prehospital Airway skill station module.
MIEMSS has coordinated a special Child Passenger Safety & Occupant Protection Healthcare Project, funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office/ NHTSA, that focuses on the promotion of “best practice” child passenger safety (CPS) education, discharge policies for Maryland hospitals, and Occupant Protection (OP) best practices for health care professionals. The project maintains a website with information specific to hospitals and EMS providers.
2014 project year includes updating the MIEMSS website with CPS materials for healthcare providers, such as adding the Tween OP program and best practice policies and forms. The PC will continue to participate in the MIEMSS site visits of state NICUs, to better identify CPS needs and deficiencies in the NICU and OB departments and to assist with improvements. Scholarships for healthcare providers to take the CPS certification course will continue to be offered.
2002-2013 Child Passenger Safety & Occupant Protection Healthcare Project descriptions.
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