The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments (ED) have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children.
Ready to step up your pediatric care? Start here:
Take this survey to assess your ED's readiness and identify particular areas for improvement.
The Pediatric Readiness Resource Toolkit is a comprehensive list of resources for hospitals to successfully improve the care of children in the emergency department. The toolkit focuses on the seven main areas of ED readiness to care for children and can be used by a variety of individuals, including emergency physicians and nurses, ED directors, quality or performance improvement directors, clinical nurse educators, hospital administrators, and state EMS directors.
If at anytime you have questions or need assistance reach out to us at NHPediatricEMS@gmail.com
Pediatric Readiness Project Results (2013)
NH's Score: 75
vs. Nat'l Score: 69
(median hospital score)
The response rate for the Pediatric Readiness Project Survey was 100% from NH hospitals and they scored signficantly higher than the national average.
Disaster Preparedness Lags We Need to Do Better
57% of New Hampshire hospitals do not address the needs of pediatric patients in their disaster plan.