The Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine supports Rhode Island EMS to improve pre-hospital care for children. Lynne Palmisciano, MD, a PEM faculty member, is the medical director for Rhode Island EMS-C (Emergency Medical Services for Children), a program funded by the HRSA State Partnership Grant. She serves as the pediatric representative on the RI State EMS Ambulance Advisory Board that advises the Department of Health on EMS protocols, equipment and policies.
PEM faculty have partnered with State EMS and local fire departments to provide pediatric educational opportunities for EMS including curriculum review, didactics, simulation activities and clinical experiences in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital ED. A PEM faculty is a member of the State Child Death Review Committee that works to develop systems responses to pediatric deaths.