2023 Cohort

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The Pediatric Readiness Quality Improvement (QI) Collaborative (PRQC) is continuing the work started in 2018 with a new cohort. This PRQC cohort kicked off in June 2023. This is a free, 18-month opportunity for emergency department (ED)-based teams to accelerate their pediatric readiness. (Learn more about EIIC’s QI Collaborative model.)

2023 - 2024 Teams

Global Aim: 80% of participants will establish a QI plan and implement at least one process change by December 2024.

PRQC focuses on the work of the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) to help participating teams take the next step in addressing gaps identified by NPRP assessment. Teams will be empowered to address their ED’s gaps by learning about four high-priority focus areas in pediatric readiness:

  • patient safety
  • patient assessment and reassessment
  • pain management
  • suicide

Through learning sessions, fireside chats, and more, teams will learn about their selected topic and develop and implement QI initiatives. (Learn more about EIIC’s QI Collaborative model.) Teams will be able to see, measure, and analyze improvement efforts in real-time and at the patient level through access to the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative, an innovative new online dashboard.

Participating States

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*Additionally, sites from the following territories or freely associated states have registered:

  • District of Columbia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands.