EMS and Pediatric Trauma - $900,000

Sponsored by Health Res. & Services Administration, led by Jane Brice, MD

This project seeks to develop a web-based educational training course on the recognition, assessment and triage of pediatric injuries. This course will first be provided to all EMS and 911 Dispatch personnel within North Carolina. Later the training course will be packaged for use across the US. The impact of the training course in NC, with respects to user satisfaction, knowledge retention and use history will be evaluated. Revisions will also be made to the EMS Acute Pediatric Care and EMS Acute Trauma Care PI Toolkits to merge pediatric and injury content for ongoing data analysis of pediatric care. Furthermore, all NC Pediatric injuries will described using a population-based analysis both pre and post implementation of the web-based educational training course.

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