Pediatric Equipment Toolkit

ED clinicians EMSC Stakeholders Hospital Patients & Families Prehospital Trauma

Without the necessary pediatric medical equipment and supplies, healthcare professionals are limited in the quality of care they can provide to our nation’s children. It is thus imperative that prehospital emergency care providers, emergency department (ED) personnel, and office-based pediatricians/physicians have the appropriate equipment and supplies to provide care for the critically ill and injured children they may encounter in their practice.

A number of professional organizations and government agencies have addressed this issue through the development of essential and/or recommended equipment and supply lists for inclusion in basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) ambulances, EDs, and physicians’ offices. The following toolbox identifies the most recent guidelines, resources, position papers, and journal articles on pediatric equipment guidelines.