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We recognize that first responders are a critical part of the emergency care our pediatric patients receive. In order to help obtain the best outcomes, we have a range of training and education programs designed specifically for pediatric emergency service providers and first responders in our 20-country region. We strive to provide exceptional educational training to those who care for children in emergency situations.


our staff

Heather Koss, RN, EMT-P, main campus EMS coordinator, EMS student coordinator, 937-641-4534 Email

Sarah Pearson MSN, RN, CPEN, south campus EMS coordinator, EMS professional outreach educator, 937-641-4346 Email


educational opportunities

Dayton Children’s values the ongoing education of health care professionals. That’s why we offer Continuing Medical Education opportunities, training, research, and publications to keep health care professionals at the top of their field.


For more information on educational offerings or to schedule a training for your staff, contact Sarah Pearson, EMS outreach coordinator.

Available education for pre-hospital partners

  • Stop the bleed
  • Physical/sexual abuse - 2 CE hours peds/trauma
  • Cardiac anomalies - 2 CE hours peds
  • Drug abuse - 2 CE hours peds
  • When Kids Crash – implications of motor vehicle crashes - 2 CE hours peds/trauma
  • Children with special needs - 2 CE hours peds
  • Seizures - 2 CE hours peds
  • Drownings - 1 CE hour peds/trauma
  • Head Injuries - 2 CE hours peds/trauma
  • Blunt force trauma - 1 CE hour peds/trauma
  • Respiratory emergencies - 2 CE hours peds
  • Mega code scenarios - 2 CE hours peds/trauma
  • Medication administration - 1 CE hour peds
  • Hidden Hazards - 2 CE hours peds/trauma
  • Pediatric sexual abuse and human trafficking - 2 CE hours peds
  • Other topics available upon request