A new initiative is being pushed out by the New York State Bureau of EMS (NYSBEMS). NYSBEMS is asking all agencies across New York State to establish a Pre-Hospital Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) in order for all agencies to feel comfortable and confident in themselves when a pediatric call comes through dispatch.
What is a PECC?
A PECC is an individual or individuals who are responsible for coordinating pediatric-specific activities for your agency. Whoever your agency designates as the PECC(s) will be responsible for the following:
1. Being a resource for education on pediatric medications, equipment, and supplies.
2. Promoting and sharing pediatric continuing-education opportunities.
3. Encouraging pediatric simulations/hands on pediatric skills assessments.
4. Encouraging that fellow providers follow pediatric clinical-practice guidelines.
PECC(s) are more of a resource for enhancing pediatric care within the agency. Therefore the PECC does NOT need to have any special certifications but should be compassionate about promoting and encouraging the members in their agency to practice and be knowledgeable in pediatric emergency care. This could be done by the PECC establishing quarterly pediatric skills training or education sessions within the agency or promoting any pediatric training that your members could go to regionally or statewide. We are always growing the resources and educational opportunities on our website (www.nyspecc.org) to help the PECCs in each agency be successful as possible! I have attached an attestation form that you can fill out and send back to Alicia Broadbent at firstname.lastname@example.org for regional endorsement. If you have any other questions you can reach out to PECC Program Coordinator Abbe Mostowy at email@example.com.
Click here to download the attestation form.
Click here to download the PECC flyer.
Abbe Mostowy, BSN, BSHS, EMT-B
PECC Program Coordinator
Southern Tier Health Care System Inc.
150 North Union Street
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: (716) 372-0614
Fax: (716) 372-5217
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