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By Philip Engle

EMSC updates pediatric training


On Nov. 15, 2012, EMSC provided pediatric simulation training to Peace Harbor Hospital and Western Lane Ambulance. On Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, trainings were conducted at Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue. Multiple agencies participated in these trainings. The trainings were coordinated through Life Flight Network. EMSC has received continued funding from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Transportation Safety Division and the Oregon Office of Rural Health to continue the Rural Pediatric Simulation Training Project in 2013. EMS agencies, hospitals, community colleges and regional conferences interested in receiving trainings should contact Phil Engle at 971-673-0525 or


Pediatric EZ-IO replacement needles
EMSC has a limited quantity of pediatric EZ-IO replacement needles available to agencies with expired or used needles. For additional information about the needle replacement program, contact Phil Engle at 971-673-0525 or
National Pediatric Readiness Assessment Project


 The National Pediatric Readiness Assessment Project in Oregon started in January. Oregon EMSC and the National Pediatric Readiness Assessment Project are coordinating data collection from hospital emergency departments. The assessment is part of a national quality improvement initiative to ensure that EDs are ready to care for children. Project partners include the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Program, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Nurses Association. This project will inform individual EDs if they have the identified essential resources needed to effectively care for children of all ages. The project will provide a snapshot of the nation’s EDs’ readiness to care for children. In addition, it will provide benchmarking between EDs based on pediatric patient volume.



Pediatric Readiness Project 

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