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National Assessment Highlights COVID-19 Impact on ED Pediatric Capabilities - Daily Nurse, July 25 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Improvement Seen in Most Domains of Pediatric Readiness in U.S. EDs- Consumer HealthDay - July 17 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Many ERs still aren't well prepared to treat kids, study finds - Michigan Radio, July 7 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

EMS Crews May Not Always Follow Guidelines When Dosing Kids: Study -, July 10 (EMSC/PECARN)

Grand River Health becomes first hospital in state to achieve prestigious pediatric readiness recognition - Post Independent, June 28 (Recognition program in Colorado EMSC)

Assessing Medication Safety in Settings Not Designated Solely for Pediatric Patients - ISMP, June 15 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Dubuque Hospital recognized for pediatric readiness - Iowa News Now Staff, June 12 (Recognition program in Iowa EMSC)

Boyle County EMS receives pediatric readiness accreditation - Advocate messenger, June 10 (Recognition program in Kentucky EMSC)

SoutheastHEALTH receives designation for pediatric emergencies - Southeast Missourian, June 6 (Recognition program in Missouri EMSC)

Crawford County Memorial Hospital receives state recognition for pediatric readiness - Bulletin-Review, May 31 (Recognition program in Iowa EMSC)

Local emergency services employees help promote EMS Week - The Spencer Magnet, May 31 (Recognition program in Kentucky EMSC)

Celebrate Emergency Medical Services for Children Day - EMS1, May 24 (EMSC Day coverage; similar articles appeared in JEMS & Firehouse Magazine)

EMS Week 2023: EMS for Children - JEMS, May 24

MUSC Health certified ‘Pediatric Ready’ - Lancaster News, May 16 (Recognition program in South Carolina EMSC)

State renews approval of Franciscan Health ER for pediatrics - Illinois Patch, May 2 (Recognition program in Illinois EMSC)

A surge in sick children exposed a need for major changes to U.S. hospitals - NPR, March 3 (explores pediatric readiness and respiratory surge and features EIIC and PPN experts)

Harvard-Hospital Partnership Tackles Pediatric Emergencies In Lakota Country - Forbes, Feb. 27 (highlights EMSC work with the Indian Health Service)

This winter's respiratory virus surge revealed problems in how we care for sick kids - NPR, Feb. 24 (interviews with EIIC and PPN experts)

High pediatric readiness among EDs reduces mortality rates - Contemporary Pediatrics, Jan. 23 (Targeted Issues)

Emergency Department Preparedness Cuts Mortality Risk in Children - HealthDay, Jan. 19 (Targeted Issues)

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department Recognized as Pediatric Receiving Facility - Wyoming News Now, Jan. 19 (EMSC Wyoming)

Why Saving Kids Is Bad Business in America - New York Times, Jan. 3 (mentions EMSC pediatric readiness-related statistic)


MercyOne Dubuque receives inaugural state recognition for pediatric readiness - Mercy One Press Release, Nov. 29 (EMSC Iowa)

Respiratory infection surge sounds a wake-up call for pediatric emergency care - STAT news op-ed, Nov. 3 (by Marc Auerbach, MD, MSci, of EIIC)

What’s behind an increase in closures of pediatric units - PBS NewsHour, Oct. 15 (mentions EMSC pediatric readiness-related statistic)

As Hospitals Close Children’s Units, Where Does That Leave Lachlan? - New York Times, Oct. 11 (EMSC/Pediatric Readiness)

Lincoln County Dispatcher Receives Stork Award - Lincoln County News, Aug. 18 (EMSC Maine)

Quick Take: Behavioral health for the pediatric patient and care provider -, June 13 (EMSC/EMSC Day)

Allegheny Health Network Receives High Ratings for Pediatric Emergency Care Capabilities in National Survey - Benzinga, June 7 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

IDPH Recognizes Nurse at Ascension Saint Joseph – Joliet for Excellence in Pediatric Care - STL News, June 1 (EMSC Illinois)

CHI Health St. Francis to be recognized as a Pediatric Ready Hospital - KSNB Local 4, April 4 (EMSC Nebraska)

It could happen on my shift - EM Pulse podcast, Feb. 17 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Association of emergency department pediatric readiness with mortality to 1 year among injured children treated at trauma centers - MD Linx, Feb. 4 (Targeted Issues)

2 Minute Medicine Rewind February 7, 2022 - 2 Minute Medicine, Feb. 7 (Targeted Issues)

ED Readiness Key to Kids' Survival After Trauma Visits - MedPageToday, Feb. 2 (Targeted Issues)

Pediatric Emergency Care Research Grows Up - Emergency Medicine News, Feb. 1 (PECARN)

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Nurse Practitioner Named National Scholar in Pediatric Program - Muncie Journal, Jan. 20 (EMSC Scholars)

9 new expectations in the 2022 ACS trauma center standards - Trauma System News, Jan. 6 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Emergency Medical Services for Children Program releases pediatric checklist and toolkit -, Jan. 2 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)


Emergency Medical Services for Children Program releases pediatric checklist and toolkit - EMS World, Dec. 14 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Pediatric Readiness Resources Available to EMS Agencies - JEMS, Dec. 10 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Raising The Bar For Pediatric Trauma Care: Analysis And Solutions In The US - Emergency Live, Nov. 21 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Saint Louis University, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Receive $2 Million as Part of New Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network - Newswire, Sept. 29 (PPN)

JCHC Recognized as Pediatric Receiving Facility - Sheridan Media, Sept. 28 (EMSC Wyoming)

Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network Will Use Telehealth to Share Resources -mHealthIntelligence, Sept. 2 (PPN)

Thinking small: How Ky. EMS agencies prepare for pediatric patients Mountain News, WYMT, Aug. 23 (EMSC Kentucky)

UMC EMS recognized by the Texas EMS for Children State Partnership Everything Lubbock, Aug. 11 (EMSC Texas)

Q&A with a prehospital PECC: 'It's worth it', Aug. 2 (EIIC/Pediatric readiness)

Gaps in Pediatric Trauma Care: Meeting the Demands General Surgery News, July 28 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

How prepared are you for a disaster? Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 20 (EIIC)

New virtual training for Maine EMS to handle youth emergency medical calls, WGME, July 13 (Maine EMSC)

National Pediatric Readiness Project Assessment Starts This Month ACEP Now, May 11 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

EMS for Children Program offers pediatrics resources for EMS Week 2021, May 6 (EIIC)

Are You Ready? The Pediatric Readiness Project ACEP Frontline, May (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Special Report: The National Pediatric Readiness Project EM:RAP podcast, May (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

National Pediatric Readiness Project PED EM Morsels blog, March 21 (EMSC/Pediatric readiness)

Anxious, Suicidal Teens Often End Up in Overwhelmed ERs. How Can We Improve Systems to Help Everyone? Yale School of Medicine News, March 15 (EIIC)