The Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center (EMLRC) prepares Florida and the nation for emergencies and disasters by educating and training emergency care providers through its Florida Emergency Medicine Foundation (FEMF). We proudly serve the entire spectrum of emergency care professionals, ranging from EMTs and paramedics to nurses, advanced practice providers and physicians.
In other words: we provide lifesaving education for lifesavers.
Of the 8.2 million visits to emergency departments in Florida last year, 22% were for children under 18 years of age. Caring for children in emergency situations requires specialized knowledge, equipment and tools. Your donation will help us expand our list of pediatric programs, such as ABC’s of Pediatric EMS and Unfamiliar Pediatrics: A Closer Look, and pediatric-specific tracks at conferences.
CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES
Unrestricted individual and corporate contributions allow us to respond quickly and meet the changing needs of the emergency medicine industry. Current public health crises and initiatives often influence those needs. In 2019, we’ll be focusing on:
Emergency care providers bear witness to horrific situations the general population may witness once or twice in their lifetimes. Emergency physicians report some of the highest burnout rates and a new study suggests that first responders are more likely to die from suicide than in the line of duty. Last year we launched an EMS Wellness webinar series; help us launch more wellness programs by donating now.