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2022 EMS Educational Offerings

Seasonal education for EMS

The 3rd Annual EMS Symposium

Date: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022

Time: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Course description: The 3rd Annual EMS Symposium is a free educational offering for prehospital emergency management providers. With 4 hours of continuing EMS education credit available, attendees with have the opportunity to explore up-to-date, evidence-based pediatric care recommendations.

Who should attend: This offering is virtual and tailored for paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) with an interactive format.

Employee registration Non-employee registration

Provided at no cost by the Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport Outreach Team, contact Heather Scruton, MBA, MSN, RNC-OB, Assistant Director, Critical Care Transport through email or at (816) 983-6449 to schedule ongoing education for your EMS team. Virtual or on-site training may be customized to meet your service’s specific educational needs.

  • Jan. 1 – March 30: Respiratory Care: Assessment, Intervention, Stabilization

  • April 1 – June 30: Child Safety (topics to include: Pediatric Trauma, Injury and Violence Prevention; Alcohol and Drugs in the Pediatric Patient; Human Trafficking and Child Abuse)

  • July 1 – Sept. 30: Neonatal Care, Maternal/Fetal Stabilization and Safe Transport

  • Oct. 1 – Dec. 31: Pediatric Mental Health Support and Resources, Care of the Complex Pediatric Patient

Trauma education for EMS


6th Annual Trauma Conference

Date: Thursday Sept. 8, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: The View at Briarcliff, 4000 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116

Course description: This symposium focuses on the many challenges facing health care professionals involved in the care of traumatically injured children. It will provide the practitioner with up-to-date clinical information for the management of injured children and their families.

Who should attend: This educational event is designed for pre-hospital providers of all levels, ED and ICU nurses, respiratory therapists and other health care professionals.

Continuing education hours pending approval for nursing, respiratory therapy and EMS.

For more information: Scott Linz, BSN, RN, CCRN, Trauma Outreach & Education Coordinator at or (816) 760-5967.

Employee registration Non-employee registration

Advance Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course


  • Friday, April 1, 2022 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 22, 2022 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Course Fees:

  • Children's Mercy employees: Free
  • External physicians: $300
  • External non-physicians: $200


Children’s Mercy Research Institute
First Floor Conference Rooms
2401 Gillham Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Course description:

The ABLS Provider Course is an 8-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs. The live, hands-on course is designed to provide the “how to” of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. The course includes an opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization and the American Burn Association (ABA) transfer criteria to a burn center. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

Course objectives:

  • Evaluate a patient with a serious burn.
  • Define the magnitude and severity of the injury.
  • Identify and establish priorities of treatment.
  • Manage the airway and support ventilation.
  • Initiate and monitor fluid resuscitation.
  • Apply correct methods of physiological monitoring.
  • Determine which patients should be transferred to a burn center.
  • Organize and conduct the inter-hospital transfer of a seriously injured burn patient.

Continuing medical education:

The American Burn Association (ABA) designates this
continuing medical education activity for up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. The program also has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 7.40 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A.

Register for an ABLS course


Neonatal Outreach Education Program

The Neonatal Outreach Education Program at Children's Mercy is designed to promote the education of the region's healthcare professionals and the public about neonatal and perinatal care.