Transporting kiddos in the ambulance – really, how hard can it be? Just have mom hold the little one as you bounce down the road and… CRASH!!! Mothers are strong people, but even they can’t prevent their baby from flying out of their arms.
When we’re entrusted to take care of our patients and non-patient riders, there are no shortcuts. We must assure their safety. The Safe Pediatric Transport CE examines several elements of infant and child transport, the federal recommendations that apply to ambulances, and the different ways we can transport these young patients without causing harm.
This education is a mix of a pdf and an online video that offers half an hour of continuing education credit. If you’re looking for a boring, totally-serious CE, it’s not here. Action shots provided by our backwoods Senior Field Training Officer Donnie and his sidekick Field Training Officer, Les.
To earn credit for this education:
Step 1: Media: The education is contained in a pdf that has a link to an online video we produced. You can download it from our DropBox link at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/68r0c0yssmcp1w5/Safe%20Pediatric%20Transport%20CE.pdf?dl=0
It’s about 1 MB in file size, and the video itself is almost 19 minutes long. Remember, you don’t need a DropBox account or login to access any of our educational materials. Just click on the “Download” button that appears at the upper right corner, and if a pop-up box appears, look towards the bottom option, “No thanks, continue to download”.
Step 2: Take the Quiz at QuestBase. Log into your QuestBase account at www.questbase.com/a/umcems. If you don’t have a free account yet, please visit our “Sign Up“ page for information on how to obtain one. Once you’ve logged in, look for the CE entitled: “Safe Pediatric Transport”.
Step 3: Education you’ll earn upon successful completion:
- Texas state: 0.5 hour for Clinically-Related Operations (all certifications)
- NREMT for NCCP requirements:
- All certification levels: 0.5 hour towards Operations: Pediatric Transport