EIIC: Emergency Medical Services for Children | Innovation and Improvement Center

Hospital Based Care

Data from the 2013/2014 Pediatric Readiness Survey helped identify four major opportunities to improve the delivery of pediatric care in emergency departments:

  • quality improvement plans integrating the needs of children were missing in 55% of responding facilities,
  • children are not being weighed in kilograms in 37% of responding participant EDs putting children at risk for medication errors,
  • 53% of responding EDs lack disaster plans that include children; and
  • pediatric emergency care coordinators are missing frequently:
    • physician coordinators are reported in only 47% of responding EDs and
    • nurse coordinators present in 59% of responding EDs.

Much of the Hospital Based Care work carried out at the EIIC is currently focused on the National Pediatric Readiness Project and the Quality Improvement Collaboratives

Please contact Diana Fendya or Dr. Kate Remick with questions.