1. 2007 — Trauma Center Funding
TN EMSC was influential in securing funding for trauma centers that serve children in Tennessee.
2. 2006 Disaster Preparedness
- Each health care facility completing a survey
- Reviewing pediatric activity by facility
- Conducting site visits to non-pediatric hospitals with high pediatric volumes for surge capacity
- Developing a pediatric triage plan for the Department of Health and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security’s Hospital Regions
- Evaluating the need for additional equipment and/or training of hospital personnel
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear agents preparedness
- Children with special healthcare needs
- School preparedness
- Family preparedness
3. 2003 — Child Passenger Safety Law in Tennessee:
4. 2001 — Emergency Guidelines for Schools:
- Funded the distribution of Emergency Guidelines for Schools to every public school in TN.
- This was endorsed and supported by the TN Departments of Health and Education. This publication included the AAP/ACEP Emergency Information Form that was endorsed by the State 911 Board and chosen as best practice for Foster Care.
- Awarded funding by the State Office of Rural Health to provide a train-the-trainer course in PEPP (Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Providers) and to assist community colleges that taught paramedics the pediatric equipment necessary to deliver the course.
- Funding was awarded by the State Office of Rural Health to provide pediatric backboards for ambulance services.
- North Carolina’s ED Preparedness Mock Code Scenario
- Family Centered Care Survey
- Equipment Availability and Physical Site
- Pediatric Facility Notebook Review
- TN EMSC received the Poison Control Center Emergency Stabilization Program grant awarded from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the amount of $350,000.
- Commissioner of Health, Fredia, Wadley, MD, appointed TN EMSC to provide leadership in the planning and securing long-term viability to the complete array of poison control and prevention services in Tennessee.
9. 1998 — Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Training Course:
10. 1997— “Smart Parents = Safe Children” Injury Prevention Resource Guide: