Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response (EGLPCDR)Clinicians Disaster Prehospital
The mission of the Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response is to build on existing foundations in pediatric clinical care and emergency response by enhancing coordination mechanisms and incorporating relevant capabilities at the local, state and regional levels.
The consortium is led by Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and comprised of five other children's hospitals within the states of Michigan and Ohio including:
- Cincinnati Children's
- CS Mott Children's Hospital
- Children's of Michigan,
- Helen DeVos/Spectrum Health
- Nationwide Children's Hospital
The consortium brings together private and public entities (regional healthcare coalitions, emergency medical services, public health and emergency managers) as well as representatives from national organizations (American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Nurses Association, American College of Emergency Physicians) to provide a multi-pronged approach to address gaps within the care of children across the disaster cycle spectrum of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for nearly 7 million children. Each entity in EGLPCDR provides unique local and state level expertise (telemedicine, evidence based clinical guidelines, simulation education, drill scenario expertise and special care units) and have integrated leadership roles within their RHCs (8 in Michigan and 7 in Ohio). The overall goal of the EGLPCDR is to harness and develop best-practices around disaster preparedness and response to be shared with other children’s and non-children’s hospitals and affiliated entities in the region.