EIIC: Emergency Medical Services for Children | Innovation and Improvement Center

Pediatric Readiness

The National Pediatric Readiness Project brings together the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), all of whom have a vested interest in working collaboratively to improve pediatric emergency care. The EMSC Program is also utilizing the expertise of its two resource centers -- the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) and the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) -- as well as its State Partnership grantees to implement this project.


The National Pediatric Readiness Project would also like to thank PEMSoft for giving away a full year's individual PEMSoft subscription to every emergency department representative who completed the 2013 assessment.

    What Is the Role of EMSC?

    The National Pediatric Readiness Project not only falls within the EMSC Program’s goals, but also offers the opportunity to set the proper foundation for the delivery of emergency care to all children when they arrive at an emergency department (ED).

    What is the Role of Organizational Partners?

    National organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Nurses Association, play a vital role in the success of this project.