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Recommendations For Preparing The Emergency Department For Treatment Of Pediatric Patients

Despite the enormous effort employed to promote pediatric readiness, previous studies confirm that there is still much work to be done. Focusing on a few specific areas of pediatric readiness could make a significant difference in the ability of EDs to care for children. With few hospitals being aware of the national guidelines for pediatric readiness, this is a clear first step. As the healthcare system struggles to find a balance between overcrowding and underfunding, quality improvement plans that target pediatric-specific needs must be in place. A number of resources are available to assist in pediatric readiness.

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