Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Course

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Course Description
The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field. The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients.

Topics covered include:
* The pathophysiology of the most common critical pediatric emergency issues, and critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.
* Application of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients.
* The importance of family-centered care.
* Understanding and communicating with children.
* Airway management, breathing and oxygenation.
* Cardiac emergencies.
* Recognizing child abuse and neglect.
* Hypoperfusion and shock.
* Newborn resuscitation.

Provider Cert validity
4 years

Who Should Attend
* Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics: Responders that need to be prepared to provide pediatric-specific care in emergency situations.
* Nurses: For those who work in emergency departments, pediatric units, or other healthcare settings where they may encounter pediatric emergencies.
* Physicians: For those who are working in emergency medicine or pediatrics.
* Respiratory Therapist: Those who may be involved in the care of pediatric patients with respiratory issues.
* Physician Assistants: Especially those working in emergency medicine, urgent care, or pediatric specialist.
* Nurse Practitioners: Particularly those working in pediatric or emergency care.
* Other Healthcare Professionals: Such as pharmacists, radiology technicians, who may be involved in pediatric care in their respective roles.

Course Duration

2 days

(excludes time for remediation and reassessments)

16-hour course in class or 8 hours online followed by 8 hours in the classroom.