The role of the emergency physician in emergency medical services for children

Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Aug;42(2):206-15. doi: 10.1067/mem.2003.263.


Emergency physicians have a duty to advance the care of pediatric patients in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. This policy resource and education paper, designed to support the American College of Emergency Physicians policy paper "The Role of the Emergency Physician in Emergency Medical Services for Children," describes the development of the federal EMS for Children Program, the importance of the integration of EMS for children into EMS systems, and the role of the emergency physician in EMS for children.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Child Welfare*
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration
  • Databases, Factual
  • Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration*
  • Emergency Medicine / education
  • Emergency Medicine / organization & administration
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control
  • Models, Organizational
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, U.S., Health and Medicine Division
  • Pediatrics / education
  • Pediatrics / organization & administration
  • Physician's Role*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration
  • United States
  • United States Dept. of Health and Human Services