The goals of the EMSC Program are to ensure that state-of-the-art emergency medical care is available for ill or injured children and adolescents, to ensure that pediatric service is well integrated into an emergency medical services system, and to ensure that the entire spectrum of emergency services – including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation – is provided to children and adolescents.
The mission of the Mississippi Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program is to prevent and reduce child, youth and adolescent disability and death resulting from severe illness and injury. In addition, this program
- provides education for the prehospital professionals;
- provides injury and illness prevention education for children, parents and teachers;
- establishes the permanence of the EMSC program in Mississippi's EMS system; and
- ensures pediatric equipment, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians (AAP/ACEP) guidelines, is available on prehospital emergency vehicles that transport children.
Injury prevention is an essential part of a growing child's health.
Visit the Child Safety pages in our Child & Adolescent Health section for resources to help keep your children safe and healthy.