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CHA Submits Comments on Pediatric Interfacility Transport/Transfer Guidelines

CHA this week submitted comments to the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) on Guidelines for Pediatric Interfacility Transport Programs (#181) and Guidelines for Interfacility Pediatric Trauma and Critical Care Consultation and/or Transfer (#183). Both sets of guidelines are part of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C) pediatric proposed guidelines. Once finalized, they will be informational only. CHA’s EMS/Trauma Committee and other pediatric hospital members reviewed the documents and offered constructive suggestions to strengthen quality emergency pediatric care in California. The EMSA #181 and #183 guidelines are available on the EMSA website at www.emsa.ca.gov/Guidelines. CHA’s comment letters, with accompanying forms listing specific comments, are attached.

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