National Pediatric Readiness Project

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What is the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP)?


The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children.

The NPRP assessment helps ED personnel to be better prepared to provide quality care for all patients of all ages by evaluating the QI process of EDs over time.

  • Hospitals with high ED readiness scores demonstrate a 4-fold lower rate of mortality for children with critical illness than those with lower readiness scores; thus, improving pediatric readiness improves outcomes for children and their families.

NPRP Checklist & Toolkit

To help your emergency department become pediatric ready, use the ED Checklist and Toolkit.

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Pediatric Readiness: Every Child, Every Day

In celebration of EMSC Day 2021, watch this webinar to learn what our NPRP Project Partners are doing to support pediatric readiness. Panelists included:

  • Michael Warren, MD MPH FAAP (Associate Administrator, HRSA MCHB)
  • Lee Savio Beers, MD FAAP (American Academy of Pediatrics, President)
  • Ron Kraus, MSN RN EMT CEN ACNS-BC TCRN (Emergency Nurses Association, President)
  • Avery Nathens, MD PhD FACS (American College of Surgeons, Trauma Quality Programs Medical Director)
  • Mark S. Rosenberg, DO MBA FACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians, President)
  • Kyle Thornton, MS EMT-P (National Association of State EMS Officials, President)
  • Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD FAAP FACEP FAEMS (Moderator)