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Pediatric Training and Education


Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator


What is a PECC?

Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)- generally speaking is an individual who acts as a champion for pediatric emergency care within a system or several systems.

The Institute of Medicine report "Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains" recommends EMS agencies and EDs appoint a PECC to provide pediatric leadership and while this individual need not be dedicated solely to this role they are necessary to advocate for improved competencies and availability of resources for pediatric patients. 

Why is a PECC beneficial?

In a study published in 2015 Guasche-Hill, et al. showed an association between the presence of a PECC and an increase in pediatric preparedness. The PECC can serve as a leader in the system or facility, a point of contact for updates on pediatric care and liaison with other PECCs.

What does a PECC do?

The role of a PECC is flexible based on the resources and needs of the system(s). Some tasks may include promoting pediatric CEs, working with the Alaska EMS for Children Program to collect data on pediatric care and ensure availability of appropriate tools and equipment.  For a more thorough list of possible tasks please email Alaska EMS for Children.

PECC Resources

Have additional questions or would like to act as your system's PECC? Contact us at Alaska EMS for Children.


Pediatric Courses and Resources


The following courses provide certified
EMT’s and licensed paramedics (MICP’s) in the State of Alaska with focused online pediatric education and training. All courses listed below are approved for Alaska State EMT recertification. Several of the courses are available free of charge and those that require a nominal fee have been noted.

Nationally Recognized Courses

Prehospital Providers

Emergency Department Personnel

Injury Prevention

  • Kids Don’t Float
    Kids Don't Float (KDF) is a statewide injury prevention program that was developed to address Alaska's high child and youth drowning rate. In a collaborative effort between several state and federal agencies, organizations and local grassroots sponsors, Kids Don't Float now includes a life jacket loaner board component and an educational component. 
  • Heads Up: Preventing Concussion
    There are many ways to reduce the chances that you or your family members will have a concussion or more serious brain injury…
  • Sparky the Fire Dog
    Fire Safety
  • Safe Kids Alaska
    Safe Kids Alaska is led by Providence Alaska Medical Center, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. 
  • Parents Central
    From Car Seats to car Keys: Keeping Kids Safe
  • Safety Bear
    Children’s Safety Tips from the Alaska State Troopers

Resources




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