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Mission


The AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) addresses the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the access to and delivery of pediatric emergency care.

As an advocate for Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), the Committee utilizes its resources to foster national programs and policy designed to heighten professional and public knowledge of such issues as prehospital care of children and EMS, pediatric life support, hospital resources for the delivery of pediatric emergency care including essential equipment, supplies, staffing and protocols.

The Committee serves as a voice for EMSC within and outside the Academy and is a liaison member of the EMSC National Resource Center Partnership for Children Stakeholder Group, American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Committee, and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
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