ASMI Program Manager Rachael Alter Publishes Article in Prehospital Emergency Care

September 20 – ASMI is proud to announce that Rachael Alter, program manager and staff liaison for the NASEMSO Pediatric Emergency Care Council, is a co-author of the article, “Pediatric Emergency Care Coordination in EMS Agencies: Findings of a Multistate Learning Cooperative.” The article was published today in the peer-reviewed journal, Prehospital Emergency Care. The other co-authors are Hol See Tsao, MD, MPH; Erica Kane, MPH; Toni Gross, MD, MPH; Lorin R. Browne, DO; Marc Auerbach, MD, MSci; Julie C. Leonard, MD, MPH; Lorah Ludwig, MA; and Kathleen M. Adelgals, MD MPH. In 2017, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal Child and Health Bureau’s Emergency Medical Services for Children program implemented a performance measure for State Partnership grants to increase the percentage of EMS agencies within each state that have designated individuals who coordinate pediatric emergency care, also called a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC). The PECC Learning Collaborative (PECCLC) was established to identify best practices to achieve this goal. This study’s objective reports on the structure and outcomes of the PECCLC conducted among nine states. NASEMSO is managed by ASMI.
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