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EMSC Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Targeted Issues grant program
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program at the Health Resources and Services Administration has released the Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Targeted Issues grant program. The EMSC program works to ensure that critically ill and injured children receive optimal pediatric emergency care. The goal of the Targeted Issues Program is to support strategies to improve the quality of pediatric care delivered in emergency care settings across the continuum of emergency care through the implementation of pediatric emergency care research and innovative cross-cutting projects.

This program supports two categories of awards: A single Category I award recipient will provide leadership for and implement research in a multi-site pediatric prehospital EMS Research Node. The Node will bring prehospital multicenter research experience and coordinate with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network’s (PECARN) six newly established EMS Research Affiliates (EMSAs).

Category II projects are investigator-initiated projects that seek to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care in the prehospital and/or hospital emergency care settings through novel approaches. Category II projects should be replicable and of national significance and must: (1) address gaps in training and competency of providers through products or resources; (2) demonstrate the effectiveness of a model system component or service; or (3) improve outcomes by analyzing/implementing models and strategies.

Applications are due into HRSA by February 29, 2016. The FOA is available at:

Welcome to the Pediatric Trauma Society
The PTS is a professional organization for all healthcare providers interested in improving outcomes for injured children through development of optimal care guidelines, education, research and advocacy.

PTS is the product of the collaborative vision of many pediatric trauma healthcare providers from around the world. Filling a void, PTS is working toward becoming the resource for both pediatric and adult trauma care providers to improve pediatric trauma care regardless of where injured children are cared for.

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PTS Investigator Database
The PTS Investigator Database is up and running. The goal of the database is to foster collaboration between investigators and across institutions. Database features include member contact information, ability to upload a photo and CV, publications, geographical collaboration map, and a search function that allows members to search for PTS members with a specific research interest. The Database also includes a Discussion Board for PTS members to recruit collaborators research topics of interest or to pose research questions to the rest of the membership. It is the only online research forum for pediatric trauma on the web. More...

Get Involved: Share Your Resources!
The Education Committee has recently revised and updated both the Clinical Resources and CME/CEU pages located on the PTS website. The clinical resources and CME/CEU links were submitted by a number of our members and are consistently reviewed by the committee to assure relevancy and accuracy. We are opening up a Call for New Clinical Resources, Guidelines and Polices to add to the existing list.
Submissions can be emailed to Matilda Wright at In order to include your resources on the PTS webpage, the submission will need to be blinded so that the hospital or program name is not on the documents. Please include the date on each submission for relevancy.

PTS Newsletter
Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Interested in contributing to the Pediatric Trauma Society newsletter? Join Editor Lee Ann Wurster, RN and other PTS members in creating a valuable resource for both pediatric and adult trauma care providers. Please contact the National Office for more information.
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Prospective, Multicenter RCT for Management of High-Grade Pediatric Pancreatic Trauma
The Pediatric Trauma Society Research Committee is soliciting interest for a Randomized Control Trial studying operative vs. non-operative management of pancreatic trauma with duct injury (AAST Grade III). If you are interested please email Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria. More details here.

PTS and EAST Collaborate for Online Pediatric Trauma Education
PTS has partnered with the EAST Education Center to provide online pediatric trauma education to our members. PTS members will find a unique coupon code in the members only area that will allow access to EAST Online Education Center. Visit the members only area to retrieve your code.