What is a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator?
- A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) is an individual or individuals who are responsible for coordinating pediatric-specific activities. A designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care need not be dedicated solely to this role; it can be an individual already in place who assumes this role as part of their existing duties. The individual may be a member of your agency, or work at a county or region level and serve more than one agency.
Whether your agency is an urban, rural, volunteer, or paid, various staffing models can fit your needs.
- Individual within the agency dedicated solely to the PECC role
- Multiple individuals within the agency sharing the PECC role
- Individual within the agency with the PECC role as an additional duty
- Program Agency serving a region as the PECC
- Other individual serving multiple agencies or a region as the PECC
The Pre-Hospital Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator is responsible for:
- Being a resource for education on pediatric medications, equipment, and supplies
- Promoting and sharing pediatric continuing-education opportunities
- Encouraging pediatric simulations/hands-on pediatric skills assessments
- Encouraging that fellow providers follow pediatric clinical practice guidelines
Important PECC Updates & Newsletter:
Previous News Letters-
Local PECC Information:
Regional Facilitators are available in your region to help make your agency more “pediatric prepared.” To find out who your Regional Facilitator is, or for more pediatric-related information, please visit: http://www.sthcs.org/pediatric-prepared.
New York PECC Contact:
Southern Tier Health Care System
For Jefferson, Lewis & St. Lawrence Counties:
FDRHPO/NCEMS Program Agency Director