Publications

Pediatric Reference Card and Pediatric Reference Poster

This contains essential information necessary to assess and treat a pediatric patient. The information includes Pediatric Normal Vitals Signs, Definition of Hypotension by Age and Systolic Blood Pressure, Pain Rating Scale, Rule of Nines, Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale, Pediatric Assessment, Average Equipment Sizes and Important Numbers. Their website with more resources.

Emergency Guidelines for Schools

These emergency guidelines are meant to serve as basic "what-to-do-in-an-emergency" information for school staff without nursing or medical training when the school nurse is not available. It addresses the most common childhood illnesses and injuries, from allergic reactions to cuts, scrapes, and bruises and from diabetes to seizures. It also includes information on when to call EMS, safety planning, children with special health care needs, and infection control, as well as a list of recommended first aid supplies.

Use of the ESI for Pediatric Triage

This handbook is intended to be a complete resource for Emergency Severity Index (ESI) implementation. Emergency department educators, clinicians, and managers can use this practical guide to develop and conduct an ESI educational program, implement the algorithm, and design an ongoing quality improvement program. Please note: the use of ESI for pediatric triage appears as Chapter 6 of this handbook.

Hospital Based Pediatric Checklist

All hospitals need to assure that they are prepared to handle the unique needs of children in a disaster event. As hospitals develop their emergency operations plans, Illinois EMSC recommends the inclusion of pediatric components in several key areas. This checklist was designed to help hospitals identify their current level of pediatric preparedness and recognize additional opportunities for improvement.

Pediatric Moderate Sedation PowerPoint

The purpose of the Pediatric Moderate Sedation module is to highlight the principles and standards underlying safe and effective pediatric moderate sedation, review commonly used sedating/analgesic agents, review potential pediatric complications, highlight adjuncts to sedation, and encourage healthcare organizations assess and improve their own pediatric moderate sedation processes. Healthcare professionals should utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children in their own institutions.

After the Emergency is Over: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Youth

This fact sheet focuses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children and Youth. It includes what PTSD is, signs and symptoms as well as possible treatments. The fact sheet also consists of a list of various books, brochures, and internet resources which can aid one in gaining more information.