Emergency Care for Children. Community Pediatrics: Legislative Advocacy May 2008 Emily Greenstein MD Clement Bottino MD. A Public Health Problem. Injury is the #1 cause of death for children in the United States.
Emergency Care for Children
Emily Greenstein MD
Clement Bottino MD
This is the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program!
What does it do exactly?
child injury death rates have dropped by 40 percent!
April 8, 2008:
The Wakefield Act:
But To Become Law:
AAP Position #1 - Congress’ Role:
AAP Position #2 - The MD’s Role:
AAP Position #3 - Pediatric Casualties:
“Federal, state and local disaster plans should include specific protocols for the management of pediatric casualties, including strategies to:
AAP Position #4 - Funding:
The EMSC Program