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Pediatric Aspects of Hospital Preparedness

  • This article emphasizes key emergency response aspects of hospital preparedness for disasters involving children, in particular (1) hospital-based incident command, (2) strategies for operational continuity, (3) pediatric principles of surge capacity, (4) development of decontamination protocols, (5) infection control, (6) sheltering in place, and (7) evacuation strategies.

Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies from the Disaster Information Management Research Center

  • This site is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Links are provided to both journal articles and to other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. The resources target health providers, emergency and community planners, and others in the disaster workforce who work with or on behalf of children. (December 2019)

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies

  • This session of the Public Health Grand Rounds discusses strategies to address the unique vulnerabilities of children in every stage of emergency planning. It highlights the strong progress that has been made in pediatric disaster readiness as well as the collaboration that is still needed between public health professionals and pediatric care providers to improve the outcomes for children during emergencies. (May 2021)

Checklist of Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital’s Disaster Preparedness Policies

  • Children have unique, often complex physiological, psychosocial, and psychological needs that differ from adults, especially during disaster situations; and unfortunately children are often involved when disasters occur. This Checklist is intended as a tool to help hospital administrators and leadership incorporate essential pediatric considerations into existing hospital disaster policies. (2014)

AAP Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit

  • This kit allows for pediatricians, public health leaders, and other pediatric care providers to assess what is already happening in their community or state, and help determine what needs to be done before an emergency or disaster. (2013)