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EMS for Children (EMSC)

/images/mdch/Michigan_EMSC_Bear_Logo_410517_7.pngThe Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a federally funded program designed to reduce childhood death and disability resulting from injury and illness. This is going to be accomplished through the needs assessment and evaluation to implement programs and projects related to injury prevention, public awareness, data collection, and education.



The role of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) is a joined effort to develop a coordinated approach to continue to implement and coordinate components of the EMSC system into the existing EMS system. Components include implementation of hospital and pre-hospital standards, enhancement of pediatric education for hospital and pre-hospital providers, mandatory continuing education for all levels of pre-hospital providers, implementation of and continued support of injury prevention programs, address health care issues within our schools and daycare centers and data collection. This will be accomplished through combined efforts with various professionals and organizations throughout the state including emergency medical services, fire departments, police departments, public health department, day care centers, nurses/school nurses and other state and local objectives.

Members of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) (8/2012)
COPEM Meeting Schedule (Updated: 5/22/13)


Root Causes of Errors in Simulated Pre-Hospital Pediatric Emergencies (1/2012)
Medication Dosing Errors in Pediatric Patients Treated by EMS (12/2011)


The National EMSC requires that all EMSC State Partnership grantees collect data by surveying EMS agencies and hospitals with emergency departments to evaluate their level of achievement toward meeting performance measures.  These performance measures were developed to document activities and accomplishments to improve the delivery of emergency services to children.  The EMSC program appreciates everyone who participated in the surveys.  Whether it was online or on paper, we appreciate your involvement.  Because of you, we were able to exceed our goal of 80% response rate.  The information collected helps the Michigan EMSC know how to best serve the needs of children in our state.  This report of the 2010-11 EMSC data collection outcomes for Michigan assesses Michigan's current status in relationship to the National EMSC.

Michigan EMSC 2007-08 Performance Measures Data Collection Results