Prehospital Pediatric Readiness

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In 2019, the EIIC convened a Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee to guide and plan next steps for pediatric readiness in the prehospital setting. This included identifying gaps and priority areas of focus and coordinating complimentary public relations activities among our national partners, so as to support and not duplicate efforts.

The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP) is led by:

  • Kathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH
  • Rachael Alter, BS
  • Kathleen (Kathy) Brown, MD

Goal & Vision

Goal: Ensure emergency care for all children

Vision: That all EMS agencies have the appropriate resources, including physician oversight, trained and competent staff, education, policies, medications, equipment, and supplies, to provide effective emergency care for children.

Recognizing pediatric readiness gaps in emergency systems across the U.S., the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project has as its primary purpose the improvement of pediatric emergency care outcomes and patient safety within the prehospital environment (local, regional and state levels). The Steering Committee will collaborate to address these pediatric gaps, while creating and sharing guidelines and resources essential to the provision of safe and effective prehospital care to children.


  1. Nationwide rollout of a prehospital pediatric readiness checklist (complete - click here to view)
  2. Create and publish prehospital pediatric readiness toolkit (complete - click here to view)
  3. Develop sustainability plan (2022)
  4. Disseminate national pediatric readiness assessment (2024)

Project Support

The PPRP Leadership Team recognizes the tremendous support that the organizations involved in this project are providing. Click here to view a Letter of Support from participating organizations.

We are grateful for the additional support provided by other organizations. While these organizations are not members of the Steering Committee, any additional local, regional, or national support is encouraged and welcome! If you would like to add yourself (as an individual) or your organization to this support letter, please email The current letter is located here.