Guidelines for Policies, Procedures, and Protocols for the ED

The sample policies in this section are based on actual policies currently in use in emergency departments around the country. They provide a good starting point based on the Guidelines and can be used as a template for the development of policies for other emergency departments. You may customize any of the template documents to meet your facility’s individual needs.

Illness and Injury Triage

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Pediatric Patient Assessment and Reassessment

AAP Related Statements:

Documentation of Vital Signs

AAP Related Statements:

ENA Related Statements

Immunization Assessment

AAP Related Statements:

Sedation and Analgesia

AAP Related Statements:

Consent

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Social and Mental Health Issues

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Physical or Chemical Restraint of Patients

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Child Maltreatment

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Death of the Child in the ED

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Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders

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Family-centered Care

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ENA Related Statements:

Communication with Primary Care Provider

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Medical Imaging

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All-Hazard Disaster Preparedness

Interfacility Transfer