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PRINTER'S NO. 908
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
134
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY VULAKOVICH, BAKER, ALLOWAY, ARGALL, COSTA,
DINNIMAN, EICHELBERGER, FOLMER, FONTANA, GREENLEAF, HAYWOOD,
PILEGGI, SCAVELLO, SCHWANK, TARTAGLIONE, TEPLITZ, TOMLINSON,
WARD, WHITE, YAW AND YUDICHAK, MAY 13, 2015
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, MAY 13, 2015
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing May 20, 2015, as "Emergency Medical Services for
Children Day" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, The mission of the Federal Emergency Medical
Services for Children (EMSC) program is to reduce child and
youth mortality and morbidity caused by severe illness or trauma
and to fund and support pediatric emergency care improvement
initiatives and projects in every State and territory in the
United States; and
WHEREAS, EMSC works with emergency physicians, emergency
nurses, social workers, psychologists, rescue personnel,
emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical
technician, paramedics, prehospital nurses, prehospital
physician extenders, air medical personnel, emergency medical
responders, emergency vehicle operators, firefighters, police
officers, educators, dispatchers, administrators and others to
identify and address the issues surrounding the provision of
optimal pediatric care; and
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WHEREAS, The needs of children are different than the needs
of adults in medical emergencies; and
WHEREAS, Emergency medical services providers are always
prepared to respond to children who access the system and return
them to an optimum level of health; and
WHEREAS, EMSC promotes the high-level emergency care given by
emergency medical services providers with pediatric emergency
skills; and
WHEREAS, EMSC assists in the implementation of training for
use of advanced technical equipment and services in preparation
to save the life of a child; and
WHEREAS, EMSC assists in the development of training programs
and guidelines for emergency care providers so that children
with special health care needs receive timely, appropriate care;
and
WHEREAS, It is proper and timely to bring recognition to the
value and accomplishments of such dedicated emergency service
providers in this Commonwealth; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize May 20, 2015, as
"Emergency Medical Services for Children Day" in Pennsylvania.
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