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Emergency Pediatric CARE (EPC)

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.

EPC is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. EPC is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

Courses to be offered in 2020:

  • Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 - August 12-13, 2020

      Registration is limited.

      Register at the link provided below:
      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GEMSA_EPC

      Should you have questions - Contact  Jenny Weatherby at jweatherby@coweta.ga.us

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      This Program is made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.

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      The mission of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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