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Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System (S.T.A.R.S.)

We are excited to implement a new program named S.T.A.R.S.; which stands for Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System. S.T.A.R.S. will allow EMS providers, as well as Emergency Department staff, to be more prepared in taking care of special needs children ages 0-21 years, in an emergency situation, free of charge to you. Each child who participates in the S.T.A.R.S. program will have a detailed medical form with information including medical history, medications, allergies, baseline vital signs, baseline neurological status, and common medical emergencies. The medical forms will be placed in each ambulance and in the Emergency Department. Each child will have an identifying number in the system, and in the case of an emergency, the caller can tell the dispatcher the child's number, which will be relayed to the responding ambulance. This will allow the emergency workers to be well-prepared in providing specialized care for the individual.

Those with significant developmental delays, seizure disorders, cardiac history, cerebral shunts, tracheotomies, autism, or any atypical disease or syndrome, will especially benefit from this program. We highly encourage anyone who has a child who could be a candidate to contact one of the S.T.A.R.S. team members at PCMH by calling 573-768-3212 or emailing SuperSTARS@pchmo.org. An emergency department nurse or paramedic will be able to assist with any questions and filling out the S.T.A.R.S form. Plus, if your child has anxiety about the hospital or ambulances, we are happy to offer tours to help ease everyone's minds.

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Preston G. & Samuel J.                            Briar B.                  Brooklyn B.
Wyatt W.                 Samuel J.                 Samuel J. (1)          Samuel J. (2)
Connor C.               Connor C. (1)           Micheal P.              Clayson P.
Micheal P. & Clayson P.                         Corbin J.                 Joel E.
Zac H.                     Zoe H.                      Maddock W.          Trysten W.
Carson H.               Coltin H.                   Jayden G.               Carlie S.
Grayson M.            Rowan K.                  Elly K.                   Damon O.
Jesse S.                   Jacob S.                    Lexis S.                  Tyson S.
Sam C.                   Jacob C.                    Russell G.               Russell G. (1)
Evan C.                  Olivia C.                   Olivia C. (1)           Hailey M.
Katelin D.              Madison D.               Lily C.                    Lily C. (1)
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