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All emergency departments in the United States need to be prepared for pediatric emergencies. There are gaps in readiness at both the state and national levels. The majority of children who seek emergency care (69.4%) are cared for in EDs that see fewer than 15 pediatric patients per day. The overall median score for the nation was 70 (of 100 possible points). The National Pediatric Readiness Project, launched in 2013, is an ongoing quality improvement (QI) initiative among the federal EMSC program, AAP, ACEP, and ENA to ensure pediatric readiness of EDs.
Children have unique anatomic, physiologic, developmental, and medical needs - different from adults. They require unique emergency services, training of ED staff, and stocking equipment, medication, and supplies. 11 states have developed such a using the 2009 joint Policy Statement as the basis of their recognition criteria.
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This CE activity available for streaming on March 23rd, 2020
This CE activity is valid until March 23rd, 2023.