About this course
The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field. The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients. EPC is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. EPC is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. There is a provider course and a hybrid course available.
Provider Course: 16-hour course for EMTs, Paramedics, Advanced Paramedic, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.
This is a classroom and simulations based course 2 days in duration
- The pathophysiology of the most common critical pediatric emergency issues, and critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.
- Application of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients.
- The importance of family-centered care.
- Understanding and communicating with children.
- Airway management, breathing and oxygenation.
- Cardiac emergencies.
- Recognizing child abuse and neglect.
- Hypoperfusion and shock.
- Newborn resuscitation.
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an NAEMT certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as EPC providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE, CPD credit.
Pre-Course Knowledge Check
In Course Practical Skills Assessments
Post Course MCQ Assessment
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Our NAEMT Faculty Members
Dan Davern MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP
Dan is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD and a masters degree in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate, a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM and an educational award from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council at Tutor level.
Dermot Murray GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Dermot is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University and an higher diploma in Emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dermot’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.
Terry Dore MSc BSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Terry has been on faculty with DX2 Training Solutions since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland, a BSc in Paramedics studies from University of Limerick and an MSc in Emergency Medical Science form UCD. Terry is a multi disciplined PHECC Tutor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of practitioner education and Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals. Terry is also a faculty member of The Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick and course director for our NQEMT programme through DX2 Institute of Pre-Hospital Education.
Derek Fox MSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Derek has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and an Msc in Emergency Medical Science. Derek is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals and our Emergency First Response course. Derek is currently a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Examiner and facilitator