Educational Materials

Communication cards are used as a tool for health care professionals to assist in communicating with adult and pediatric patients and their families. The cards are especially useful for non-English speaking and nonverbal patients by using emojis to illustrate aspects of medical care. They are made of a durable material that can be cleaned and used with dry erase markers. The card sets are bound together on a ring clip for easy usage and storage by EMS, emergency departments, and hospitals.

The cards are helpful with:

  • Serving as a distraction tool
  • Performing a history & physical assessment
  • Determining pain level & mechanism of injury
  • Explaining treatments & testing
  • Providing discharge instructions

JumpSTART, which is the pediatric version of START, was created by Dr. Lou Romig in 1995 and was modified in 2001. JumpSTART is a pediatric mass casualty triage tool. In collaboration with Dr. Romig, Chief Julie Downey, Dr. Phyllis Hendry, and members of the Florida EMSCAC, a modified START and JumpSTART badge buddy was developed for use by health care professionals.


The Pediatric Emergency ABCs and More was developed to assist health care professionals in finding the information needed to manage a pediatric emergency all in one place. It illustrates information regarding:

  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Circulation
  • Disability/Environment
  • Pain Management and Sedation
  • Death Communication Tips
  • And more!

In collaboration with the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI®), a Pediatric Pain and Fever Dosing Guide was developed. The guide provides dosing information for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen and is intended for use by parents and caregivers to provide safe dosing to children. If you would like the guide in the form of a magnet, please email PEDReady@jax.ufl.edu or call 904-244-4986.


EMS Resource Bag

resource bag

Developed for emergency medical services personnel, a resource bag contains materials to assist health care professionals with providing care to children. A resource bag includes:

  • Communication cards
  • Modified JumpSTART and START badge buddy
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) pocket card
  • Newborn delivery resources
  • Difficult Airway Course pocket card (adult and pediatric)
  • Pediatric electrocardiogram (ECG) card
  • Pain management resources
  • Pediatape (if requested)
  • Distraction tools and more!