Register now for the Pediatric Readiness QI Collaborative

  • Published April 27, 2023
PRQC focus areas

Through the EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center, the EMSC Program is launching its next Quality Improvement (QI) Collaborative: the Pediatric Readiness Quality Improvement Collaborative (PRQC). The collaborative kicks off June 15 and will help ED-based teams address gaps identified by the National Pediatric Readiness Project focusing on four high-priority areas:

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

This is the second cohort of PRQC, which first convened between 2018 and 2021. The new, 18-month cohort has a global aim to have 80% of participants establish a QI plan and implement at least one process change by December 2024.

The collaborative will also leverage a new data dashboard, the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative, which enables EDs to measure the impact of improving clinical care processes on patient outcomes. Teams will be able to see, measure, and analyze improvement efforts in real-time and at the patient level.

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. All QI Collaboratives are free to participants. Continuing education credits are available.

Join an upcoming webinar

Join an upcoming information webinar about PRQC. Or watch a recording of an April 24 webinar.

Saving Children’s Lives in Rural America

The National Rural Health Association will host a free informational webinar for rural health providers to learn about PRQC and the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative. Register today.

PRQC: A value proposition for optimizing pediatric emergency care

The American College of Emergency Physicians will host an informational webinar on how participation in the PRQC can facilitate integration of evidence-based practice and bring value and equity to the emergency care of all children and in all ED settings. Register today.

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