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Kentucky EMS for Children Pediatric Recognition

Medical Center EMS has been recognized by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) and its Kentucky EMS for Children (KYEMSC) Pediatric Recognition program as one of seven EMS agencies who go beyond what is required by the state in terms of providing pediatric care.

To be recognized by the Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition program, an agency must designate a pediatric emergency care coordinator to ensure integration of the unique needs of pediatric patients into all aspects of emergency care, comply with national recommendations for pediatric equipment carried on the ambulance and engage in pediatric-focused community outreach activities. There are also requirements for additional pediatric-related continuing education and annual demonstration of pediatric skill competency for all EMTs and paramedics.