EMS for Children Day 2009

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EMS for Children Day 2009

Melanie Jarreau, EMSC

Melanie Jarreau, Chair of the Louisiana Governor's Advisory Council for EMSC, shares the story of her daughter, whose death as an infant inspired her to lobby for improvements in emergency pediatric care in Louisiana, contributing to the passage of a Louisiana Emergency Response Network to address time-sensitive injuries. As EMS for Children Day approaches as part of this EMS Week, Jarreau appeals to responders to always remain fully trained and fully equipped for pediatric emergencies. "Those skills and those resources get a little rusty sometimes"¦. "Make sure you have your refreshers and you feel confident and make sure you have the proper equipment and abilities to handle a child when that call comes in."  Resources: