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Spread the World About National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

May 22, 2019

Fresh ingredients, local food, and a family-friendly environment are the backbone of Sipipa. Our business thrives on families like yours, so we take pride in running a restaurant that parents can feel good about taking their kids to. In honor of the families who have helped build our growing business, we make it a point to celebrate National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day each year. On May 22nd, local communities and medical personnel are encouraged to plan educational activities to raise awareness about the importance of specialized emergency care for children.

History of National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

  • National EMSC Day was founded by the federal EMSC Program.
  • The American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Emergency Nurses Association have all formed partnerships with this special day.
  • National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day was created to raise awareness for the need to offer specialized emergency care for children in prehospital environments.
  • The goal of National EMSC Day is to save the lives of children all over the country.

What We Can Do to Help

  • Check out online webinars, fliers, fact sheets, and publications to educate yourself and your family on how to care for children in emergency situations.
  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), you can encourage your local members of Congress to support the EMSC Program by visiting the AAP Department of Federal Affairs website. Next, click on “Fully Fund the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program” in the Advocacy Action Center.
  • If you want to get involved and spread the word, share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Ready Wrigley activity books with other families.
  • Create your own emergency plan at home, complete with a disaster kit. Make sure you get your entire family involved; you can even involve your neighbors in the plan.
  • Take advantage of the AAP Family Readiness Kit and FEMA Family Emergency Plan tool.
  • Look over the the AAP Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit, which is often used by pediatricians and health professionals to review the proper protocols in the event of an emergency situation or disaster.

Above all else, National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day can help you prevent an emergency situation within your own family. You never know when your child will need emergency care, so it’s important to prepare for the worst. This will help ensure your family remains happy and healthy, no matter the situation.

To help spread the word about National Emergency Medical Services for Children Day throughout your local community and beyond, share #EMSForChildrenDay on social media.