EMSC Pulse

A digest of EMSC Program News and Activities

Issue #89 | Nov. 30, 2023

Evaluating pediatric readiness in EDs

Does your emergency department (ED) have the fundamental requirements needed to evaluate, stabilize, and treat a child in an emergency? EDs can evaluate their pediatric readiness in three easy steps:

  1. Take the National Pediatric Readiness Project open assessment at PedsReady.org, available outside of the national assessment period for ED’s internal use.
  2. Print or save the gap report summary that appears on the screen.
  3. Use the report to identify gaps and work with your ED toward improvement.

The gap report summary is accepted for American College of Surgeons Trauma Center Verification where applicable. If you have questions about the assessment or would like more information, email PedsReady@hsc.utah.edu or visit PediatricReadiness.org.

Featured resource:

EIIC is excited to announce a new pediatric education and advocacy kit (PEAK). PEAK: Child Abuse will help hospital and prehospital practitioners, in partnership with patients and families, identify and manage children with suspected physical abuse. PEAK: Child Abuse features pragmatic, synthesized, and multidisciplinary resources, including new bottom-line recommendations, a simulation kit, podcasts, a learning module, and more. All resources are free and open access.

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Articles with an asterisk (*) reference work related to EMSC and its grantees

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