Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative ramps up

  • Published January 31, 2023
Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative

The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center is gearing up to launch its next Quality Improvement (QI) Collaborative in late spring/early summer: the Pediatric Readiness Quality Improvement Collaborative (PRQC). This QI collaborative will expand on the work done in the original PRQC, which ran from April 2018 – June 2020. The new PRQC collaborative will continue efforts to accelerate emergency department (ED) pediatric readiness by empowering emergency providers and professionals to implement evidence-based QI strategies. It will focus on the following topic areas: pediatric patient safety, pediatric assessment and reassessment, pain management, and suicide.

“We know that high pediatric readiness, which is measured on a 0-100 scale, is associated with improved outcomes for children,” says Sheryl Yanger, MD, FAAP, co-lead for the Collaboratives Domain. “By the end of the collaborative, our hope is that 20 teams will be able to improve their pediatric readiness score by 10 points.”

The collaborative is open to ED-based teams of at least one individual. While teams must be ED-based, they can include professionals from other areas of the hospital and prehospital practitioners. The collaborative is anticipated to run beginning in late spring/early summer and continue for 12-18 months. Registration is expected to open in March 2023. All EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center QI Collaboratives are free to participants.