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What is Pediatric Readiness?
Pediatric Readiness is ensuring that every EMS agency and emergency department has the right equipment, supplies, medications and training to provide high-quality emergency care for children. Every Child. Every Day. It is addressing system-level issues—policies, protocol and agreements, and not penalizing individual people or teams—that truly reduces morbidity and mortality for ill and injured children.
Pediatric Readiness Initiatives
The National Pediatric Readiness Project
The National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) 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.
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Check your state/territory's Response Rate
The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project
The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP) was convened in 2019 to guide and plan next steps for pediatric readiness in the prehospital setting by identifying gaps and priority areas of focus and coordinating complimentary public relations activities among our national partners.
Download the PPRP Checklist
Explore the PPRP Toolkit
PECC Workforce Development Collaborative
This collaborative will develop individuals who are interested in improving the quality of pediatric care at your EMS agency, ED/hospital, or within your region. Registration for this collaborative is open until August 1, 2021.
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- Focus Areas
- Pediatric Readiness
- National Pediatric Readiness Project
- Disaster Preparedness
- Hospital Based Care
- Prehospital Based Care
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Check out the Pediatric Readiness Initiatives Infographic (2021) to see an overview of all pediatric readiness initiatives on the horizon!