Author: Kathleen Brown, MD – Children’s National Health System
The National Pediatric Readiness (Peds Ready) assessment portal has reopened! Recall that the electronic assessment was first released in late 2013 and sent to approximately 5,000 emergency departments (ED) within the U.S. and its territories. An overwhelming 82% of America’s hospitals participated in the Peds Ready online assessment.
Since its reopening on November 1, 2015, more than 175 hospitals have participated in the reassessment. Many who took the assessment in 2013 are completing the reassessment to measure their progress in becoming ready for children. Other hospitals have joined this important initiative for the first time.
Upon completion of the assessment, respondents receive an electronic gap analysis report containing their new Readiness Score, compared to their 2013-14 Readiness Score (if applicable), as well as a breakdown of the overall scoring. First time assessment participants will receive a baseline score regarding the pediatric readiness of their ED along with helpful resources to make improvements.
It is hoped that all EDs will join in on this quality improvement initiative to help improve care for children!
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