Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has developed this page to provide EMS professionals with information, education and resources that will help them in providing pre-hospital patient care.
Children's Hospital Colorado Annual EMS Conference
Our annual non-profit 2-day pediatric EMS Conference is the largest in the region, and sells out quickly. The conference is held every January. Mark your calendar for January 31-February 1, 2013! Visit our Children's Colorado EMS Education Facebook page for schedule and link to registration.
Emergency and Trauma Outreach Symposiums (ETOS)
In 2012, we went to the four quadrants of Colorado and provided top-notch education to EMS providers, physicians and nurses. These symposiums include lectures by our experts, plus hands-on skills training with our simulation manikins and optional Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification. We hope to continue these symposiums in 2013. Possible locations for 2013 include: Gunnison/Montrose, Steamboat Springs and Montana. Please check this webpage for ETOS updates.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification or Recertification
At specific EMS Outreach and Education events, such as ETOS and our annual conference, we offer PALS certification through the HeartCode® PALS course. Download this .pdf for additional information.
Children's Hospital Colorado recognizes the remarkable contributions of EMS in saving childrens' lives. We are a proud Diamond level (new in 2011) sustaining member of the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado. Our hospital sponsors an annual pediatric-specific EMSAC award. See www.emsac.org for more information. Congratulations to Summit County Ambulance Service, recipients of the 2012 Children's Hospital Colorado Award for their commitment to pediatric emergency care!
EMS Preferred Provider Program
The mission of the EMS Preferred Provider program is to elevate prehospital and out-of-hospital care and transport of pediatric patients. This designation is offered at no charge to any EMS agency/organization that meets the requirements of the program, per their request. The program represents a true partnership between Children's Hospital Colorado and interested EMS agency/organizations. For more information, see the following links:
We look forward to your comments and suggestions about how we can better serve you.
To provide your feedback, please contact:
- Jason Kotas, EMS Outreach & Education Manager, Office phone: 303-724-2593, email@example.com
- Ashley Balakas, EMS Outreach & Education Coordinator, Office phone: 303-724-2556, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joe Darmofal, Director, Transport & EMS Outreach & Education, Office phone: 720-777-3517, email@example.com
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