NCC Recognizes Neonatal Pediatric Transport Professionals Everywhere!
May 19, 2023
EMS for Children Day - May 24, 2023
On behalf of all the patients you provide care to, including those whose ages and sizes require a special set of knowledge and skills that recognizes their anatomy, physiology, and communication needs are not "adult-like", as well as those patients who are approaching adulthood, but whose care demands attention to age-specific assessment and communication...
On behalf of all the families for whom your services are a lifeline, as you care for the loves of their lives and provide vital information, comfort, and hope...
NCC honors your commitment and dedication as you provide exemplary care to your patients in varied and often difficult situations. We are exceptionally pleased to recognize all of those who have publicly demonstrated their expertise in their field by becoming certified in Neonatal Pediatric Transport!
HISTORY OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY (EMSC)
The first National Emergency Medical Services Week was declared on November 3–10, 1974, by President Gerald Ford, with Wednesday of that week being the first Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day. In 2007, the month was changed to May. The purpose of establishing an EMSC Day was to highlight the need for high-quality and specialized emergency medical care for children, focusing on the challenges that medical personnel often face in providing their care.
In 1984, congressional legislation was enacted authorizing the use of federal funds for EMSC for the purpose of improving the pediatric capabilities of existing emergency medical services systems with the goal of reducing mortality and morbidity across the entire pediatric population.
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).