Louisville Metro EMS recognized for going above and beyond to provide high quality pediatric emergency care

May 22, 2024

For the fifth year in a row, Louisville Metro EMS has been recognized by the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services for Children (KYEMSC) Advisory Committee for going above and beyond to provide high quality pediatric emergency care. 

“We know that our younger pediatric patients differ in many ways from older adult patients, and it’s critically important that our EMS put every effort into being prepared to provide excellent pre-hospital care for children in any emergency situation,” said Jody Meiman, Executive Director, Louisville Metro Emergency Services. “I’m proud of our EMS team for stepping up year after year to earn the KYEMSC Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition.”

The KYEMSC Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition Program honors ​EMS agencies who meet established criteria, beyond regulatory requirements, which are designed to improve the agency's capabilities to deliver care to pediatric patients.

In addition to meeting regulatory requirements, Louisville Metro EMS has:

  • Designated a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator to review pediatric runs and ensure compliance with education and equipment standards.
  • Required education courses dedicated to caring for pediatric patients annually (Four hours required for Paramedics; two hours required for EMTs).
  • Implemented an evaluation of pediatric skills competency for all staff annually. 
  • Attended community outreach events that focus on pediatric education, injury prevention, and more.

Those interested in a career with Louisville Metro EMS can learn more at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/emergency-services/services/start-your-career-louisville-metro-emergency-services.

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