> How big is your county/city?
Our service covers 750 km2, with a population of about 2.2 million people.
> How many hospitals receive peds?
Four. Two are adults hospitals with pediatric services, and two are
pediatric hospitals only.
> Does your EMS Medical Advisory Board have criteria for who receives kids?
Only the four above mentionned can received kids by EMS.
> What are your local EMS pediatric destination criteria?
All below 14 go to a pediatric center.
14 to 18 will depend on the physical caracteristics and history, but
mostly it is just easier for everyone involved to go to a pediatric
All trauma with a Pediatric Trauma Scale score below 9 must go to one of
the two pediatric centers.
Their a geographical aspect to destination as well. The western and
southern part of our town will go to either pediatric centers because they
are the closest. Depending on family requests and severity of the illness
(excluding trauma), they will transport to either the adult/peds hospitals
or the pediatric centers.
Hope this helps.
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