Mississippi State Department of Health

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)


The mission of the Mississippi Emergency Medical Services for Children Program is to prevent and reduce childhood, adolescent, and youth death and disability resulting from illness and injury. Also to provide continued pediatric education to prehospital and hospital professionals to ensure that each child, adolescent and youth injured in Mississippi received the best possible care.

Our children are our most precious resource, and as such need to be protected, educated and guided. Within the healthcare community, there are limited resources available to aid in the prevention of accidental injury, the most common cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States among our young.

The EMS-C program was designed by federal legislation in 1984 for this very reason as issues relating to children's emergency care required attention. Mississippi has been involved since 1997, one of few states to be active in this arena until recent years.

Project efforts have involved systems development, injury prevention, research and evaluation, improved training and education, and other aspects of EMS. The results have been EMS improvements benefiting not only Mississippi's children, but also its entire population.

As healthcare providers, we know that the treatment and care for a pediatric varies greatly from that of an adult. Because of this fact, the EMS-C program will continue to work to ensure that pediatric issues are better integrated into the EMS system.

Upcoming Events

Links referenced on this page
More EMSC News & Events    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/48,0,316,html ok
State calendar of public meetings    https://www.ms.gov/dfa/pmn/
Water Safety Information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,98,453,html ok
Fire Safety Tips    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,98,282,html ok
Stalking Awareness    http://stalkingawarenessmonth.org/
www.AftertheInjury.org    http://www.aftertheinjury.org/
What Does Your Child Need?    https://www.aftertheinjury.org/what-does-your-child-need
For Parents, Teens, and Children    https://www.healthcaretoolbox.org/patient-education-materials/download-print-patient-handouts
Talking to Children about the Shooting    http://nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/talking_to_children_about_the_shooting.pdf
Parents' Tips for Helping Preschool-Aged Children after Disasters    http://nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/appendix_tips_for_parents_with_preschool_children.pdf
Parents' Tips for Helping School-Aged Children after Disasters    http://nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/appendix_tips_for_parents_with_schoolage_children.pdf
American Trauma Society    http://www.amtrauma.org/
American Academy of Pediatrics    http://www.aap.org/
Health Resources and Services Administration    http://www.hrsa.gov/
National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center    http://www.nedarc.org
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
SADD Dental Charity    http://www.sadd.org

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