IMPROVING EMERGENCY CARE FOR CHILDREN THROUGH EDUCATION

Northeast SD AHEC and SD EMS District 4 are bringing communities together through EMS education.


(Aberdeen, SD, September 17, 2021)—Northeast South Dakota Area Health Education Center (Northeast SD AHEC) and the South Dakota Emergency Medical Services (SD EMSA) District 4 are hosting a virtual education session to bring a panel of physicians and paramedics together to address the critical needs of pediatric emergency care in rural South Dakota. With EMS being crucial to emergency care in the rural communities, the need for EMS providers to stay informed of best practices is important.

“Pediatrics is one of those low frequency, high stress emergencies that EMS providers respond to, so it’s very important to get the best training possible, so we can always be prepared to react to a pediatric emergency.” said SD EMSA District 4 training officer Kyle Moser, EMT. September’s webinar will cover topics of EMS responding to calls for children with allergic reactions and cardiac emergencies, in addition recognizing child abuse while responding to calls.

This webinar is one of the monthly webinars hosted to give rural EMS providers of South Dakota access to quality and accessible education. “Our goal with these monthly webinars is to bring South Dakota’s nationally recognized speakers to the rural EMS providers, while ensuring EMS services are still available in the community” said Sandra Durick, Executive Director of Northeast SD AHEC.

September’s webinar on emergency care for children’s panel will include Dr. Benson Hsu from Sanford Children’s Hospital Sioux Falls, Dr. Sylvia Anderson from Faulkton Area Medical Center, and Corolla Lauck from SD EMS for Children. This month’s webinar will be on Thursday, September 30th, 2021, at 7:00 PM central and is open to all EMS providers at no cost. Registration at www.nesdahec.org/EMS.

Mikayla Titus of Northeast SD AHEC hosting the August’s EMS webinar on Caring for Concussion Injuries presented by Dr. Samuel Schimelpfenig from Avera Medical Group Sioux Falls.

Northeast South Dakota Area Health Education Center (Northeast SD AHEC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to improve rural health in the 26 northeast counties of South Dakota. Northeast SD AHEC has a strong emphasis on enriching community partnerships to support rural health providers and community health, while developing a robust pipeline of students who will eventually be our region’s health providers.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Mikayla Titus at (605) 377-7852 or email m.titus@nesdahec.org.

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