State Partnership Program Managers: Learn about opportunities to improve outcomes for children in your state’s EDs

  • Published April 4, 2023

Research continually demonstrates that high pediatric readiness – or following national, evidence-based guidelines for pediatric emergency care – decreases mortality in critically ill and injured children.

The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program offers State Partnership program managers and health care professionals the opportunity to participate in free Quality Improvement (QI) Collaboratives. These forums can shorten the time it takes for policy and processes to reach clinical practice, creating better outcomes for children, faster. Learn more about how QI Collaboratives work here.

A new resource for State Partnership program managers, available here, highlights upcoming QI collaborative opportunities as well as information about the benefits of participating as program managers.

The next QI Collaborative, launching in June, is the Pediatric Readiness Quality Improvement Collaborative (PRQC). The PRQC is a free, 18-month opportunity for emergency department (ED)-based teams to improve pediatric readiness through the following topic areas: patient safety, assessment and reassessment, pain management, and suicide. The collaborative will also leverage a new data dashboard, the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative, that enables EDs to measure the impact of improvement efforts on patient outcomes.

State Partnership program managers are invited to learn more at a special presentation during the State Partnership standing meeting on April 18 from 2-3pm CT, “Upcoming Pediatric Readiness Activities for State Partnership Program Managers.” The presentation will discuss the upcoming collaboratives and how program managers and their state EDs can benefit from participation. Contact us with questions or for more information.