Louisiana Emergency Medical Services for Children

Emergency Medical Services for Children


Louisiana’s Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program was established in 1992 and operates within the Bureau of Family Health.

EMSC is an initiative designed to reduce child and youth morbidity and mortality caused by acute illness or injury.


The goals of the program include ensuring that:

  • state-of-the-art emergency medical care is available for all ill or injured children and adolescents
  • pediatric services are well integrated into an emergency medical services (EMS) system
  • the entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, is provided to children and adolescents


EMSC’s current initiatives and activities include:

  • Continuing pediatric education for EMS professionals and emergency nurses
  • Distributing pediatric equipment to EMS providers
  • Collaboration with National EMSC Program and other states to meet national performance measures for pediatric emergency care
  • Assisting hospitals and EMS agencies in improving trauma care for children


Want to learn more about EMS for Children? Visit PartnersForFamilyHealth.org/EMSC


Louisiana EMSC Program Manager

For more information about the EMS for Children program in Louisiana, please contact:

Amanda Perry, MEd, NRP
Program Manager, EMS-C
225-342-7609 (Office)