Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness and injury.

The County of San Diego's Division of EMS has established the program locally to improve community healthcare providers' preparedness, access to care, prehospital care, emergency and critical care hospital services, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Medical personnel, community groups, business leaders and national organizations contribute to develop programs, systems and educational offerings to improve pediatric care.



What are the Goals of EMSC?

The California Five Year Plan includes the following goals for 2001-2005:

  • Improve data collection and quality improvement systems, data analysis, and research in EMSC
  • Integrate pediatric issues in all aspects of EMS development
  • Expand the availability of illness and injury prevention, first aid and CPR programs
  • Optimize pediatric emergency department and critical care facility capabilities throughout the state
  • Optimize trauma care for all pediatric patients
  • Optimize prehospital and inter-facility pediatric transport
  • Develop broad-based support for improving EMSC

EMSC Publications


For more information phone 619-285-6429.