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. Watch this recent webinar to learn more.

What is the 2021 NPRP Assessment?

The NPRP Assessment is a national assessment of America’s EDs to determine progress in pediatric readiness, identify existing gaps, promote quality improvement (QI) efforts in hospital EDs around the country, develop national collaboratives to address common and critical gaps, and identify best practices.

For more information check out this Pediatric Readiness video below.

If you have any questions regarding the NPRP assessment, contact the Pediatric Readiness Assessment Support at

Why is participation in the 2021 NPRP assessment important for ED managers?

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.