Training is a primary concern of EMSC because children have relatively few emergencies and many EMTs, paramedics, physicians, and nurses lack confidence that their pediatric skills are up to date and would like more continuing education in pediatrics than they usually receive.

Prehospital Provider Training

EMT and Paramedic Training: Massachusetts EMSC has been active in promoting and sponsoring prehospital provider training programs. EMSC focuses its efforts on developing refresher curricula that can be used by instructors across the state in their own courses for EMTs and paramedics. The paramedic refresher course pdf format of Instructor Resource for Paramedic Refresher (Pediatric)
is available to download and view.

Hospital Provider Training

Emergency Nurse Training: The Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC), developed by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), is the recommended training curriculum for emergency department nurses. In 1997, 1998, and 2000 the Massachusetts chapter of the ENA and the Massachusetts EMSC Project co-sponsored five ENPC trainings for 100 nurses each year.

This information is provided by the Injury Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.