The origins and evolution of emergency medical services for children

Susan Fuchs*

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Abstract

The emergency medical services for children (EMSC) program was established in 1984 to improve the quality of emergency care for children. Since that time, all 50 states and Wash-ington, DC, 5 US territories, and 3 freely associated states have received federal funding to achieve this goal.There have been many unique training and education programs developed, along with quality improvement and pediatric research initiatives.This article provides a history of the EMSC program and its accomplishments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e150-e154
JournalPediatric annals
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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