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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)