Planning & preparedness

In disasters, children have unique needs that require pediatric-specific planning, preparation, response, and recovery. But children’s needs are often overlooked. The EIIC empowers emergency departments and EMS agencies to prepare for children before crisis strikes through free resources, quality improvement opportunities, and more.

Planning & preparedness resources

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Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Toolkit

This checklist, currently in a pilot phase, is a 2022 update to the original 2014 checklist and seeks to expand its utility. It is intended as a tool to help hospital administrators and leadership incorporate essential pediatric considerations into existing hospital disaster policies.

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Six-Month Quality Improvement Initiatives

Community-based clinic teams and hospital-based teams are invited to participate in six-month quality improvement initiatives to improve their disaster plans -- and earn 25 points toward the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Credit Part 4 requirements.

Interested in crisis-specific resources?

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