Emergency Medical Services for Children
Children are our most precious resource. As such they need protection, education and guidance. Injuries are the leading cause of death for children and youth in Kansas (source: Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Vital Statistics). Injury has replaced infectious disease as one of the greatest threats to children and has become the leading cause of disability in children. These, often preventable, injuries add to the burden placed on Kansas health care resources.
Kansas has several initiatives and programs that address specific types of injuries. However, there remains a substantial need to develop, enhance and integrate emergency medical services for children (EMS for Children) initiatives at the local, regional and state levels.
Our Mission - Kansas EMS for Children strives to prevent or reduce child and youth death and disability resulting from illness and injury and provide initial and ongoing pediatric education to prehospital and hospital health care professionals to ensure that each child and youth injured in Kansas receives the best possible care.