Nursing Director Receives Emergency Medical Services for Children Recognition AwardMay 29, 2012
Kirsten Johnson-Moore, MSN, RN, PHRN, Director of Emergency Nursing Services and Respiratory Care at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, received a 2012 Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Recognition Award. This award is designed to recognize individuals within EMSC who have gone above and beyond to provide advice, inspiration, and leadership in grant-related matters in the past year.
Kirsten is the Pennsylvania EMSC Advisory Board chairperson. She is known by her EMSC colleagues as enthusiastic, and is unique in her ability to dedicate so much of her time and efforts to the organization despite her hectic professional schedule. The Emergency Medical Services for Children Program is designed to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate care in a health emergency.
She has organized programs within the Pennsylvania EMSC, as well as led St. Chris and neighboring hospitals to institute policies, programs, and initiatives to improve the care provided to children and prevent future emergency department visits.
Kirsten helped launch the Voluntary Recognition Program for Pennsylvania EMS agencies, and a pilot project to evaluate the use of racemic epinephrine for the treatment of croup in Pennsylvania’s pediatric population. She developed and implemented an educational safe sleep program in St. Christopher’s emergency department after witnessing several patient deaths due to co-sleeping and a suicide screening program within the Emergency Department to screen all patients older then age of 12 for suicide risk.
She serves on the Pennsylvania Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Advisory Board and is President-Elect of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association. She is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Emergency Nursing and the Air Medical Journal.