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Small Victims, Big Challenges: Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Algorithms and Education in the Prehospital Setting

Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

Grant Number
H34MC19349
Project Overview
Although there are multiple existing strategies for the triage of children in disasters, there is no tested curriculum for teaching pediatric disaster triage, nor has there been much comparison of triage strategy efficacy. The goals of this project are to (1) develop a generalizable pediatric disaster triage curriculum for prehospital professionals; and (2) compare the efficacy of existing triage strategies.
Institution
Yale University
Main Contact
Award Amount
$852,415

Contacts

Name Role(s) Phone Email
Mark X. Cicero, MD
  • Principal Investigator
mark.cicero@yale.edu

Products

Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Small Victims, Big Challenges: Pediatric Disaster Education, Triage and Response PowerPoint Objectives: Explore the evidence for current pediatric disaster triage systems, and the limitations of triage science; Synthesize means for initial … 2019 Available Online
Pediatric Disaster Triage: Doing The Most Good For the Most Patients in the Least Time Education Module(s)/Curriculum Training PowerPoint targeting prehospital providers contains five narrated modules addressing the following: Recognizing a Disaster, Disaster Triage Rationale, Pediatric Triage … 2014 Available Online
Small Victims, Big Challenges: Pediatric Triage, Treatment, and Recovery for Emergencies Education Module(s)/Curriculum This course introduces clinicians to the needs of the pediatric population during a disaster and the widely used JumpSTART Triage … 2014 Available Online

Disseminations

Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Pediatric Disaster Triage System Utilization Across the United States Research Paper/Publication Pediatric Emergency Care 2017
Comparing the Accuracy of Three Pediatric Disaster Triage Strategies: A Simulation-Based Investigation Research Paper/Publication Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2016
Creation and Delphi-Method Refinement of Pediatric Disaster Triage Simulations Research Paper/Publication prehospital Emergency Care 2014
Barriers to Pediatric Disaster triage: A Qualitative Investigation Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2014
Pediatric Disaster Triage System Utilization Across the United States Poster 2013 AAP National Conference and Exhibition 2013
An Evaluation Instrument for Prehospital Pediatric Disaster Triage Simulations Poster Pediatric Academic Societies 2013
Simulated Disasters To Assess the Accuracy of Three Pediatric Disaster Triage Strategies Poster 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting & 2013 Eastern SPR Annual Meeting 2013
Head-to-Head Comparison of Disaster Triage Methods Poster Pediatric Academic Societies 2013
Head-to-Head Comparison of Disaster Triage Methods in Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric Patients Research Paper/Publication Annals of Emergency Medicine 2013
Head-to-Head Comparison of Disaster Triage Methods in Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric Patients Poster 2013 NAEMSP Annual Meeting 2013