Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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COPEM 2013-2014

Joan E Shook, MD, MBA
Chairperson

Alice D Ackerman MD MBA
Thomas H Chun MD MPH
Gregory P Conners MD MPH MBA
Nanette C Dudley MD
Susan M Fuchs MD
Marc H Gorelick, MD
MSCE
Natalie E Lane MD
Brian R Moore MD
Joseph L Wright MD MPH

Staff
Susan Tellez Manager
Division of Hospital and
Surgical Services
stellez@aap.org


History & Past Chairs


The AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) addresses the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the access to and delivery of pediatric emergency care.

As an advocate for Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), the Committee utilizes its resources to foster national programs and policy designed to heighten professional and public knowledge of such issues as prehospital care of children and EMS, pediatric life support, hospital resources for the delivery of pediatric emergency care including essential equipment, supplies, staffing, and protocols.

The Committee serves as a voice for EMSC within and outside the Academy and is a liaison member of the EMSC National Resource Center Partnership for Children Stakeholder Group, American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Committee, and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.


~ Disaster Preparedness

~ Section on Emergency Medicine

~ Section on Critical Care

~ AAP Committees

~ AAP Sections & Councils


F of C Fund 

HealthyChildren

 EMSCNR

 

What's New?

New Joint Policy Statement
Withholding or Termination of Resuscitation in
Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Traumatic Cardiopulmonary Arrest

EMS for Children Program:
History, Lifespan and Successes

Celebrating the 30th Year Anniversary

The Future of Emergency Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities
Special Edition of Health Affairs Journal
December, 2013
(Press conference presentation by Drs Jim Chamberlain, Steve Krug, Kathy Shaw)

Paving the way for improved emergency care for children
Commentary in AAP News
February 2014

Save the Date


International PEM Conference
April 8-10, 2014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

PREP®-EM: An Intensive Review and Update of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
August 2-6, 2014
Washington, DC

EMSC 30-Year Anniversary Program
July 29-August 1, 2014
Arlington, VA
Register by June 30th

 

AAP PARTNERS IN NATIONAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
PEDIATRIC READINESS PROJECT

The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a new national assessment of pediatric readiness in EDs across the U.S. The first step in this multi-phase initiative is a confidential web-based survey based on the 2009 joint American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Nurses Association “Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department.” The overall project objective was to assess pediatric readiness of EDs while increasing awareness of the national guidelines. The guidelines are endorsed by 22 other organizations, including the Joint Commission and the American Medical Association.

For more infomation about the project and the results, click here.

 

Other Key Resources on ED Readiness