California — Targeted Issue

Evaluation of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) as an Assessment Tool for Children in the Prehospital Setting

Sept. 1, 2007 - Feb. 28, 2011

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Project Overview
This study will provide the much-needed evaluation of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) already in use by emergency care professionals around the world. The goals of this project are to (1) provide a definitive evaluation of the PAT as an assessment tool for use by paramedic providers in the prehospital care of pediatric patients (age 0 to 18 years); (2) describe the frequency of respiratory depression in children less than 6 years of age presenting to the prehospital provider with seizure; and (3) describe the need for admission for in-hospital monitoring for children presenting to the prehospital provider with apparent life threatening events (ALTE).
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD
  • Principal Investigator


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Paramedics accurately apply the pediatric assessment triangle to drive management Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2014
The pediatric assessment triangle: a novel approach for the rapid evaluation of children Research Paper/Publication Pediatric Emergency Care 2010