ETCH Pediatric Outreach Program



A child who won’t wake up. An infant screaming in pain. An overturned school bus.

Are you and your team ready?

Pediatric medical emergencies can happen at any time. When they do, the children of our community are counting on your team to be prepared to help them. As the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in the region, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH) is dedicated to ensuring emergency medical providers within Region II are prepared to recognize and treat pediatric medical emergencies.

ETCH is proud to offer an array of pediatric classes, simulations and logistical support to aid facilities and EMS agencies with the information needed to provide excellent pediatric emergency care. While certification courses follow content outlines, simulations and lectures can be adjusted to meet the learning needs of your team. Logistical support helps to ensure facilities are ready for site surveys as well as the unexpected pediatric mass casualty event. All pediatric content can be tailored for nurses, pre-hospital providers, doctors and hospital administrators as needed.

The following are just a few options available through the ETCH Pediatric Outreach Program:


  • Pediatric Assessment
  • Common Respiratory Emergencies
  • Seizure Management
  • DKA Management
  • Pain Managment
  • Anaphylaxis Recognition
  • And More


  • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Airway Management
  • Shock Recognition
  • Pediatric Assessment
  • Task Training

Certification Classes:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)
  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)


  • Pediatric Disaster Planning
  • Pediatric Facility Notebook Review
  • Clinical Protocol Guidance
  • Mock State Survey with Guidance/Feedback

If you are interested in scheduling pediatric education or for general questions, please contact Oseana Bratton at or call 865-541-8523.

Certification course schedules can be found here – ( We look forward to working with you!