Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc. was founded in response to a significant need for improved pediatric resuscitation methods. The complex drug dosing required for pediatric patients proved to be a significant barrier for innovation for over three decades, and industry accepted tools underperformed in the fast moving crisis known as the “pediatric code.”
Dr. Peter Antevy, the company’s founder, practicing pediatric emergency medicine physician and EMS Medical Director, experienced years of stress and discomfort while resuscitating children using the tools that were accepted as the industry standard. Necessity being the mother of invention, in 2006 Dr. Antevy discovered an easier method to help himself through the stress of treating critically ill pediatric patients. For years to follow it greatly improved his ability to confidently manage a resuscitation, yet he was too embarrassed to tell his colleagues what he had discovered. A few years later he was asked to give a talk on his discovery to a group of healthcare providers. It was then that he realized that he was not alone; they too felt the same trepidation using industry-accepted tools. At that moment his journey towards improving resuscitation formally began.
Since 2010 Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc. has provided high quality evidence-based solutions for pre-hospital and hospital organizations by integrating scientific and psychological theory with a customized resuscitation product that decentralizes complex information away from the code leader. The Handtevy Pediatric Resuscitation System, the company’s flagship product, is the first-of-its-kind solution that emphasizes a customized, predetermined approach to the critically ill child depending on location, provider ability and resources. So whether the child is at the side of a pool, in the confines of a helicopter, or in a state of the art pediatric emergency department, the Handtevy System provides the best opportunity for the medical team to positively affect the outcome.
Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc. is nationally recognized as the leader in pediatric resuscitation, both in the pre-hospital and hospital settings. The Handtevy is currently utilized by EMS agencies, cruise lines, helicopter services and hospitals. The Handtevy System product line will expand to physician offices, clinics and dental practices this summer.