• Overview of the Issues Facing Prehospital EMS

    Robert R. Bass (Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems)

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Joseph F. Waeckerle (University of Missouri Baptist Medical Center)

Research Agenda

  • Overview of Research in Emergency Care

    E. John Gallagher (Montefiore Medical Center)

  • Research Needs for the Future

    Robin M. Weinick (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

June 9–11, 2004

Overview of Emergency Medical Services for Children

  • The EMS-C Program: History and Current Challenges

    Jane Ball (The EMSC National Resource Center)

  • The 1993 IOM Report: Promise and Progress

    Megan McHugh (IOM Staff)

Issues in Pediatric Emergency Care

  • Pediatric Equipment and Care Management

    Marianne Gausche-Hill (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center)

  • Special Problems in Pediatric Medication

    Milap Nahata (Ohio State University Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine)

  • Training and Skills Maintenance

    Cynthia Wright-Johnson (Maryland Institute for EMS Systems)

  • Emergency Research and Data Issues

    David Jaffe (Washington University in St. Louis)

Pediatric Disaster Preparedness

  • George Foltin (New York University Bellevue Hospital Center)

Organization and Delivery of Emergency Medical Services

  • System-Wide EMS and Trauma Planning and Coordination

    Stephen Hise (National Association of State EMS Directors)

  • Fire Perspective on EMS

    John Sinclair (International Association of Fire Chiefs)

  • Trauma Systems

    Alasdair Conn (Massachusetts General Hospital)

  • Critical Care Transport

    Richard Orr (Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)

History and Organization of EMS in the United States



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