2009 New Jersey Code
26:2K-51. Purposes of the program
TITLE 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
26:2K-51 - Purposes of the program
4. The EMSC program shall include, but not be limited to, the establishment of the following:
a. Initial and continuing education programs for emergency medical services personnel that include training in the emergency care of infants and children;
b. Guidelines for referring children to the appropriate emergency treatment facility;
c. Pediatric equipment guidelines for pre-hospital care;
d. Guidelines for hospital-based emergency departments appropriate for pediatric care to assess, stabilize, and treat critically ill infants and children, either to resolve the problem or to prepare the child for transfer to a pediatric intensive care unit or a pediatric trauma center;
e. Guidelines for pediatric intensive care units, pediatric trauma centers and intermediate care units fully equipped and staffed by appropriately trained critical care pediatric physicians, surgeons, nurses and therapists;
f. An interhospital transfer system for critically ill or injured children; and
g. Pediatric rehabilitation units staffed by rehabilitation specialists and capable of providing any service required to assure maximum recovery from the physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of critical illness and severe trauma.
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