National Pediatric Readiness Project 

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EMSC works to create awareness about the special needs of children in emergency medical situations. The following resources are available free of charge.

Hospitals and Healthcare

This checklist is based on the AAP, ACEP, and ENA 2009 Joint Policy Statement "Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department"

Prehospital Providers

Online Education/Training

This document is a compilation of pediatric online training modules available specifically for prehospital providers.


The EMS for Children Program provides pediatric prehospital guidelines as a template for local medical directors. Please feel free to download the EMSC Pediatric Prehospital Guidelines and modify them for your service.

Printed Resources

Please contact Kjelsey Polzin (612.813.6939 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to get any of the following resources.

Pediatric Vital Signs Card

This is a pocket sized reference card that includes pediatric vital signs and an assessment triangle. Please click on the link below if you would like to print your own.

Pediatric Procedures for Emergency Care

This resource was designed to provide general instruction on first aid for common childhood emergencies. These flipcharts are NOT for use by medical professionals. They are great for daycare centers, schools, parent classes, babysitting courses, everybody!

EMS Board Maker Tool

This is an EMS communication aid that was designed for children who are non-verbal, young children and ESL children. This aid uses a series of universal pictures to communicate. The pictures range from the scene to the hospital.

Hospital Board Maker Tool

We partnered with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to create a communication aid for the hopsital setting. This is the same design as the EMS one but has more pictures and the range is from the hospital to home.

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