Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It’s National EMS Week!

This week marks National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 18th-24th, 2014). President Gerald Ford first declared this week National EMS Week in 1974. During this time we take the time to honor and celebrate all the amazing individuals who serve as EMS practitioners!

EMS for Children Day 2014
During this week, on Wednesday, we also celebrate National EMS Children Day. This year marks the 30-year celebration of the program and it is a great time to focus on raising public awareness about the need for specialized emergency care for children. When it comes to emergency care for children, it is important to handle it differently than an adult emergency. This includes physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

By bringing awareness to this topic, EMS hopes to start a national quality improvement initiative. For more information on EMS week and various activities going on, please visit http://www.ems.gov. To learn more about EMS for Children, visit http://emscnrc.org/Events/EMSC_Day.aspx.

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