Pediatric Surge Recommendations and Resources

  • Published November 15, 2022
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Experts from the Pediatric Pandemic Network and its federally funded partners (the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center, Gulf 7 – Pediatric Disaster Network, Region V for Kids, and the Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Medicine) have compiled an in-depth document, "Pediatric Surge Resources and Recommendations." The document includes ideas and resources to support immediate responses to the ongoing surge of pediatric patients in children’s and community hospitals, and to guide planning and preparation for future surges.

To request specific guidance for your hospital or healthcare system, email

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest information and clinical guidance on respiratory and other illnesses impacting the pediatric population, including RSV, influenza, and COVID-19.