Welcome to the Illinois EMSC Web Site
ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN was established in 1994 at
Loyola University Medical Center, Division of Emergency
Medical Services. The program aims to improve pediatric emergency and
critical care capabilities as well as
childhood injury prevention initiatives within the state of Illinois through education,
system development and data initiatives. Working together, Loyola University Medical Center and
the Illinois Department of Public Health are
vested in saving children's lives.
Supported by Loyola University Medical Center, this web site is an important tool that
allows the Illinois EMSC program to reach out and educate. Visitors can quickly and
conveniently access current pediatric practice recommendations for healthcare
practitioners, locate information on pediatric educational courses or events,
access pediatric emergency care and injury prevention resources and identify
Illinois EMSC activities.
Illinois EMSC is pleased to make this information available to you. If you have
comments or suggestions for ways in which we can improve this web site, please let us
On our web site, you'll find:
||An introduction to the development of EMSC at the national level and the history of
the Illinois EMSC program.
childhood hospitalization and illness/injury trends in Illinois and each
of the eleven EMS regions. Links to the Annual Illinois EMSC Report, the
Illinois EMS Reporting System (an interactive web-based query system of
5 statewide databases) and other data resources.
||Information regarding pediatric courses for healthcare practitioners (APLS, ENPC, PALS,
PEPP, SNEC) and other educational events.
information on the pediatric facility recognition process as well as a
listing of hospitals currently recognized by the Illinois Department of
Public Health as a Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC), Emergency
Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) or Standby Emergency
Department for Pediatrics (SEDP).
Fun for KIDS
||Links to fun sites for
IL EMS Region IV
information on EMSC activities in EMS Region IV (a seven county region
located in southwestern Illinois). This is the only region within
Illinois’ EMS regional system that has formally established their own
IL EMSC Five Year Plan
EMSC goals and objectives for the timeframe January 2005 through
||Pediatric emergency care protocols, equipment recommendations and other practice guidelines for
Access to pediatric
quality improvement project summaries conducted in Illinois EMS
regions. Links to quality improvement resources as well.
||Search here for
any childhood related events within Illinois or other states.
||Web sites of interest to those involved in the emergency
medical care of children and a catalog of clearinghouses/organizations that can be accessed for pediatric related
emergency care, illness/injury prevention and data resources.