Performance Measures are the primary goals of the SP Program and serve as standards of achievement for the state/territory grantees. In accordance with the Government Performance Results Act, grantees are required to regularly report on their progress to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
The original set of performance measures was developed in 2005 and included: 1) availability of online and offline pediatric medical direction in EMS systems, 2) availability of pediatric equipment on ambulances, 3) pediatric training for prehospital care providers, 4) development of statewide systems for categorizing pediatric trauma and medical capabilities of hospitals, and 5) presence of interfacility transfer guidelines and agreements. After achieving significant progress in these areas, the EMSC created a new set of performance measures.
This set of performance measures was jointly developed by HRSA, the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) and subject matter experts. Following two rounds of public comment, the following performance measures became active in 2017.
The degree to which EMS agencies submit NEMSIS compliant version 3.x data to the State EMS Office.
The percentage of EMS agencies in the state or territory that have a designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care.
The percentage of EMS agencies in the state or territory that have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric-specific equipment.
The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED) recognized through a statewide, territorial or regional standardized program that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.
The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED) recognized through a statewide, territorial or regional standardized system that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric trauma.
The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED) in the state or territory that have written inter-facility transfer guidelines that cover pediatric patients and that include the following components of transfer: