Last Chance to Register for the Pediatric Readiness QI Collaborative

  • Published May 31, 2023
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Registration closes June 6 for the Pediatric Readiness Quality Improvement Collaborative (PRQC). The collaborative will help emergency department (ED)-based teams address gaps identified by the National Pediatric Readiness Project through free guidance, support, and access to innovative new data tools.

Registration is open to ED-based teams of at least one individual. Any discipline can participate on the ED-based team, including EMS clinicians. All collaboratives are free to participants, and continuing education credits are available.

Through the PRQC, teams will participate in 1.5-hour learning sessions each month for 18 months, with optional “fireside chats” on additional topics and coaching support available. Over the course of the collaborative, participants will develop and implement a quality improvement project in their ED, choosing from one or more of the following focus areas:

  • patient safety
  • assessment and reassessment
  • pain management
  • suicidality

Participants are expected to complete their project by the close of the collaborative.

This is the second cohort of PRQC, which first convened in 2018. The new cohort builds off the work of the original, addressing new focus areas and leveraging new resources and tools, including a new data dashboard, the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative (NPRQI). This free dashboard – which is also available to EDs outside of PRQC – enables EDs to measure the impact of improving clinical care processes on patient outcomes.

Note that PRQC registrants are simultaneously asked to register for NPRQI, as the platform will be integral to collaborative participation..

To learn more about PRQC and NPRQI, view this comparison infographic. To learn more about the collaborative, watch a recording of an informational webinar. The collaborative will kick off via two sessions June 6 and June 20; participants can choose to attend either.