Pediatric Readiness

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What is Pediatric Readiness?

Children have unique physiological, emotional, and developmental characteristics that require specialized emergency care. Pediatric Readiness is ensuring that every EMS and fire-rescue agency and emergency department has the pediatric-specific champions, competencies, policies, equipment, and other resources needed to provide high-quality emergency care for children.

Pediatric Readiness Initiatives