Pediatric disaster planning & preparedness

In disasters, children have unique needs that require pediatric-specific planning, preparation, response, and recovery. But children’s needs are often overlooked: in 2013, the National Pediatric Readiness Project assessment found that only 47% of emergency departments have disaster plans that address children. The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center works to empower emergency departments and EMS agencies to prepare for children before crisis strikes.

Planning & preparedness resources

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