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Oregon Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) was established in 1984. The Oregon Health Authority EMS and Trauma Systems is the lead agency for EMSC in Oregon.

EMSC is an initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness or injury. The goals are to ensure that state-of-the-art emergency medical care is available for all ill or injured children and adolescents; that pediatric services are well integrated into an emergency medical services (EMS) system; and that the entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, are provided to children and adolescents.

More About EMSC

Activities include:

  • EMS simulation training for rural pre hospital and hospital providers
  • Continuing pediatric education for EMTs and emergency nurses through grants and conferences
  • Distributing pediatric equipment to EMS providers
  • Collaboration with National EMSC Program and other states to meet national performance measures for pediatric emergency care
  • Assisting hospitals and EMS agencies in improving trauma care for children

Get additional information about EMS for Children and the National E​MSC Program​.

Continuing Education Webinars

Please visit the Oregon EMSC YouTube channel​ to view archived webinars.

Performance Measures

The Oregon EMSC program is part of a National Emergency Medical Services for Children Program. All state grantees are required to document activities and accomplishments by annually reporting on ten performance measures.

Pre-hospital related Performance Measures
Hospital related Performance Measures
​Program related Performance Measures
  • PM 78: The adoption of requirements by the State/Territory for pediatric emergency education for the license/certification renewal (pdf)
  • PM 79: Established performance of EMSC in the State/territory EMS system by establishing an EMSC Advisory Committee, incorporating pediatric representation on the EMS Board and hiring a full-time EMSC manager.
  • PM 80: Established performance of EMSC in the state EMS systems by integrating EMSC priorities into statues/regulations.

View Oregon's most recent EMS for Children status (pdf)

In 2013-2014, EMS agencies across the nation participated in a reassessment regarding Online and Offline Medical Direction and Pediatric Equipment Availability​ (pdf).

Advisory Committee

Visit the EMSC Advisory Committee page for members, recommendations and meeting information.