Pediatric Readiness Project in the news

Author: Kathleen Brown, MD – Children’s National Health System

It is with great excitement that we announce the first paper from the National Pediatric Readiness (Peds Ready) Project was released online today, April 13, and will be released in print in the near future. Authored by Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, the online article, “A National Assessment of Pediatric Readiness of Emergency Departments,” appears in JAMA Pediatrics, along with an editorial by Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, and Evaline Alessandrini MD, MSCE. (Please note the EMSC National Resource Center is hoping to secure grantees “open access” to the full article. More information will be forthcoming.)

In preparation for the paper’s release, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the federal EMSC Program developed a national news release to highlight some of the key findings discussed in Dr. Gausche-Hill’s article, in particular the strong link between pediatric care coordinators and improved readiness to care for children.

A copy of the news release is attached, which will be distributed to key national and state health policy reporters, editors, and broadcast correspondents.

EMSC NRC team

For more information, click on the links below:

http://www.pediatricreadiness.org/About_PRP/

Peds Readiness Press Release

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