The disaster preparedness domain offers a variety of tools and resources to facilitate the consideration of pediatric needs in disaster preparedness planning by healthcare providers, public health departments, schools, and families and caregivers.
Traumatic injuries are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children. Our trauma domain identifies and disseminates best practices and pediatric trauma care guidelines as well as supports the research and development of new evidence-based guidelines.
Prehospital Based Care
The prehospital domain supports the EMS community through efforts such as the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project, the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Community of Practice, and quality improvement collaboratives. We also champion the inclusion of pediatric considerations in various national projects and collaboratives that deal with prehospital issues.
Hospital Based Care
The primary focus of our hospital-based care domain is our National Pediatric Readiness Program, which seeks to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments—regardless of location or pediatric volume—have the essential resources, protocols and training in place to provide effective emergency care to children.
The research domain works closely with the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) to create knowledge and accelerate its implementation through the support of our Targeted Issues (TI) grantees, State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) grantees, and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).
The EIIC accelerates improvement in the quality of pediatric emergency care through the development of quality improvement (QI) collaboratives. These collaboratives are networks designed for shared learning, driven by an evidence base and known gaps to facilitate rapid translation of known best practices into clinical care.