Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Pediatric Continuing Education Programs
This page will provide a listing of continuing education programs on the topic of pediatrics for EMS providers. The content of these programs has NOT been reviewed by the NYSDOH Bureau of EMS and the Bureau of EMS is not responsible for the content of these programs. Understand that many of these programs come from other states and treatment procedures and protocols mentioned may not be applicable for EMS providers in New York State. Refer to your NYS state and regional EMS protocols only. For questions on the New York's CME Recertification program, please see the 3 Year EMS Continuing Medical Education, (CME) Recertification Program Manual (PDF, 209KB)
General Pediatric Continuing Education
Monroe-Livingston Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of Rochester, NY in conjunction with the University of Rochester developed and hosts an on-line, video-based pediatric prehospital CME education programs. These (free) programs include topics on: Pediatric Assessment, Respiratory Issues, Seizures, Pain Control, Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Special Considerations.
On-line Child Abuse Training
Mandated Reporter Training From the NYS Office of Children and Family Services
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services Mandated Reporter Training is available online. This training is fully narrated and interactive, the two-hour Self-Directed Online Mandated Reporter Training saves your progress as you complete each 10-15 minute section and allows you up to 30 days to complete upon registering. This training meets the New York State Education Department's mandatory requirements for training in child abuse identification and reporting.
- Click here for no-cost online Mandated Reporter Training in child abuse and neglect/maltreatment identification.
Children with Special Health Care Needs
Texas EMSC announces the availability of its first pediatric continuing education program in partnership with Driscoll Children's Hospital, Texas Parent to Parent, and the Del Mar College-Emergency Medical Services. "Assessment and Management of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)" is a one-of-a-kind interactive course designed to provide EMS professionals with cognitive knowledge and practical, hands on training to prepare them to handle a wide variety of emergency situations involving CSHCN.
Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters (FEMA)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on-line, independent study course through their Emergency Management Institute on Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters. This course is targeted to local and state emergency managers and planners; however, other individuals or groups that are directly involved with meeting the needs of children may also benefit. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a FEMA certificate in addition to .40 continuing education units.