National Pediatric Readiness Project

Is your facility ready for a pediatric patient? Find out all about the national assessment, how MN ranked and obtain lots of resources to better care for kids.

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"

Online Education/Training for Pre-hospital Providers

This document is a compilation of pediatric online training modules available specifically for pre-hospital providers.

Simulation Training for Pre-hospital and Hospital-based Providers

We will be providing FREE two four-hour pediatric simulation training sessions in each of the seven Greater Minnesota regions. Upcoming dates and locations:

*Thursday, January 19 in Duluth - Click here to REGISTER

*Please note that the training is free however there is a $55 conference fee associated with this training. Scholarships are available.

Saturday, February 4th in Blue Earth - Click here to REGISTER

Saturday, February 11th in Elbow Lake - Click here to REGISTER

Saturday, February 18th in Luverne - Click here to REGISTER

Saturday, February 25th in the Northwest region - registration will be available January 20th

Please contact Melissa for any questions regarding the simulation trainings at 651-587-9706 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Guidelines (NEW)

We are pleased to release the newly updated pediatric prehospital guidelines. They are designed for BLS and ALS providers.

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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Phone: 612-813-6939

5901 Lincoln Drive
Edina, MN 55436