NPRP assessment: Help us achieve an 80% response!

  • Published June 30, 2021
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The National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) assessment—the largest national assessment of emergency departments’ (ED) capabilities in caring for children—is nearing its closing date of July 31.

The target state response rate for the NPRP assessment is 80%. Many states are turning blue on the National Response Rate map and closing in on this goal.

The assessment is coordinated by the National Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) in close collaboration with the entire EMSC program and multiple national organizations, including the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

“Accurate data from a large sample is vital to pediatric quality improvement and outcomes-based research,” says Michael Ely, Director of NEDARC. “We appreciate the efforts of all our EMSC program managers and encourage you in these last few weeks to continue reaching out to non-respondents by email and phone to ensure a great response. We have been working with ENA, ACEP, ACS, and AAP on a national level for promoting the assessment. You may want to reach out to your state chapters for additional support with contacting non-responding hospitals.”

EMSC program managers are also invited to utilize “Detail Dashboards” to help monitor their state or territory’s response and to reach out to their NEDARC technical assistance liaison if they have questions or need additional support.

Only one assessment can be completed per ED, and clinicians are encouraged to reach out to their ED nurse manager to coordinate their response. (If you are unsure if your ED completed the 2021 assessment, reach out to your ED nurse manager.)

The NPRP has a number of resources to assist ED nurse managers in completing the assessment, including, an FAQ website, and a support email for questions: