Focus Area Guide

Seven Pediatric Readiness Areas of Focus

Seven Pediatric Readiness Areas of Focus 03Marc2021

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The PECC role can differ based on your role within your agency or ED/hospital. For this reason, we have developed four different tracks to enable customization of the content and foster relationships among your colleagues. We encourage multidisciplinary teams from each EMS agency or ED/hospital to join the collaborative to accelerate improvement in pediatric readiness.

  1. EMS Practitioners
  2. ED / Hospital-based Nurses or Healthcare Professionals
  3. ED / Hospital-based Physicians or Advanced Practice Providers
  4. EMSC State Partnership Program Managers

Environmental Scan

After developing a thorough understanding of the focus areas, you can evaluate these areas at your EMS agency or ED/hospital through environmental scans. To do this, we have developed a structured set of questions (termed an '"environmental scan") that will help identify gaps. The goal being to identify areas for improvement.

Improvement Project Topic Areas

  1. Formalizing the role of the PECC
  2. Secure essential pediatric equipment, supplies or medications
  3. Develop a program to train and assess care team pediatric competencies
  4. Develop a policy, protocol, pathway, or decision support tool