Pediatric Emergency Care Champion (PECC)

Learn what a PECC is and why it is important to have one at your EMS agency.

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.

Hospitals and Healthcare

*This updated checklist is based on the AAP, ACEP, and ENA 2018 Joint Policy Statement “Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department”

Additional Resources

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

For more information or to get any of the following resources, please contact Kjelsey Polzin at (612) 813-6939 or [email protected].

Communication Tools

  • EMS Communication Aid was designed for children who are non-verbal, young children, and ESL children. The aid uses Tobii Dynavox Picture Communication Symbols┬« (PCS), a series of universal pictures to communicate. The pictures range from the scene to the hospital.
  • Due to overwhelming positive feedback, we partnered with Children’s Minnesota to create an ED Communication Aid for the hospital setting in the same design. The pictures range from the hospital to home.

Pediatric Procedures for Emergency Care

  • This resource was designed to provide general instruction on first aid for common childhood emergencies. These flipcharts are not intended for use by medical professionals but are great for daycare centers, schools, parents, babysitters and everybody!

Pediatric Vital Signs Card

  • This is a reference card that includes the normal pediatric vital signs and the pediatric assessment triangle (PAT). It is available in a badge size or pocket size.