Community Outreach | Overview
Boston Children's Hospital has extensive Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) organization and offers monthly courses which are open to the community. We also work with our affiliates to organize and teach classes at their local facilities in an effort to enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community.
Boston Children's Hospital welcomes crew members from our vendor air provider, Boston MedFlight, to our facility to achieve and maintain their pediatric airway skills in addition to providing frequent ride-a-longs with our team in order to gain pediatric and neonatal transport experience. Both organizations also have a reciprocal agreement for Communication Specialists to observe in their dispatch center in an effort to improve system-wide quality of service.
Our team members are actively involved in outreach and education to healthcare providers within our service area as well as within the transport community. Members of the Boston Children’s Hospital team teach Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic courses at several schools throughout the New England Area. In addition to teaching at paramedic refresher and first responder courses in our area we are also responsible for an annual lecture on Pediatric Emergencies at Boston College. Transport Team members have lectured at community hospitals in our area and will, upon request, return to any community hospital to do patient follow-up and case review with their staff. In the past we have lectured as neonatal and pediatric transport specialists at both regional and national conferences, the most recent being the American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in Denver, 2014.
Interested in having a member of the Boston Children's Hospital Critical Care Transport Team come to speak to you about a particular education topic? Educational offerings are provided by members of the transport team. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like a team member to come out and speak to your department.