Pediatric Medical Recognition Community of Practice (PMRP CoP) / Facility Recognition Collaborative (FRC)
FRC Transitions to the "Pediatric Medical Recognition Program Community of Practice"
In recognition that many states continue to strive to establish a pediatric medical recognition program, HRSA and the EIIC are launching the Pediatric Medical Recognition Program Community of Practice (PMRP CoP). This dedicated effort is meant to support each of our State Partnership (SP) EMSC grantees in achieving EMSC Performance Measure 04; the percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED) recognized through a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized program that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.
The Program’s goal for this performance measure is that by 2022, twenty-five percent of hospitals are recognized as part of a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized program that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies. More details about the performance measure may be found in the EMSC Performance Measure Implementation Manual.
Similar to a collaborative, the goal of a community of practice is to sustain and build upon the foundation, resources and best practices developed during the collaborative. HRSA EMSC and the EIIC staff will continue this PMRP CoP to provide education, expertise and experience in an open forum for EMSC grantees and their local stakeholders. This forum will provide grantees an opportunity to share best practices, learn from each other, and receive guidance and assistance from EIIC and SP experts.
The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center is spearheading a QI collaborative to assist state programs in accelerating their progress in improving the pediatric readiness of EDs and to develop a program to recognize EDs in their state that are ready to care for children with medical emergencies. State improvement teams will benefit by interacting with experts in both pediatric readiness and facility recognition, as well as a cadre of QI specialists.
The original aim of this collaborative was to increase by 50% the number of states that developed an implementation plan to recognize EDs that are ready to stabilize and/or manage children with medical emergencies based on national guidelines for the care of children in EDs.
This aim was successfully achieved by the conclusion of the collaborative in December 2017. For an in-depth overview of the FRC program and a detailed description of its achievements, please refer to the white paper below.