National Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative (PRQC)

Clinicians & Prehospital Hospital Quality Improvement
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General Overview

Aim Statement

By April 2020, teams will collectively improve their pediatric readiness scores by 10 points.

Under the leadership of the EMS for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) EMSC Program, the PRQC launched in January 2018 with the goal to improve day-to-day pediatric readiness and ensure high quality emergency care for children across the country. Using a train-the-trainer model over 400 champions across 140 hospitals divided into 16 teams spanning 17 states participated in the collaborative.

Each site focused on any of four intervention bundles based on the pediatric readiness guidelines and other evidence-based content known to improve pediatric patient safety, timeliness and effectiveness of care. These bundles included 1) weighing all children in kilograms only 2) recognition and triage of abnormal vital signs 3) interfacility transfer and 4) disaster preparedness.

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Just Published! EMSC Program Manager's Role in the PRQC

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