Do you work in a trauma center?

  • Published November 22, 2021

We are excited to announce a Trauma Improvement Sprint over two half-day sessions on Feb. 23 and March 2, 2022, as part of the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) Workforce Development Collaborative

The sprint will help trauma teams prepare for new pediatric standards that will soon be required for verification of all trauma centers, both adult and pediatric. The standards were announced last week during the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) annual conference. 

Prepare now for the new pediatric standards

One of the standards is specifically about pediatric readiness and will require all trauma centers to participate in EMSC’s National Pediatric Readiness Project assessment and to develop a plan to address any gaps. This represents an incredible step forward in improving pediatric trauma care nationwide and was made possible through long-standing collaboration between the ACS Committee on Trauma and EMSC.

What you'll learn during the improvement sprint

Participants will learn to:

  • Develop communication strategies for hospital and ED leadership
  • Create pediatric-specific policies and protocols
  • Establish pediatric competency initiatives
  • Ensure processes to maintain pediatric equipment, supplies, and medications
  • Implement system-level quality improvement interventions

Register for the sprint by Feb. 20.