Pediatric Disaster Preparedness
This resource has been designed to focus on the practical and essential elements of pediatric prehospital emergency care in EMS system planning for disasters and terrorism.
It is designed for use by EMS agency and system medical directors and administrators, emergency managers, and any other key stakeholders who will be concerned with the functions and activities of EMS care providers during a disaster, terror event, or other public health emergency.
Content has been compiled by experts from around the country to reflect the current evidence base, best practices and practical application, and covers clinical, administrative, and policy issues.
The purpose of each section is to supplement the planning, approaches, and knowledge that already exist to facilitate integrating specific pediatric topics that will enhance preparations in a practical and additive manner.
This resource has been provided to increase pediatric expertise of those who are willing and ready to take on the challenge of preparation and planning.
This resource can also be used by other pediatric health care providers, public health professionals, health administrators, and policy makers who are committed to ensuring that planning for terrorism and disasters includes the special needs of children.