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Urgent Matters: Pediatric Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
A toolkit developed to establish guidelines and actionable strategies to help hospitals move toward implementation, including: Guidelines for preparedness to care for children in the emergency department; Sample policies for the care of children in the emergency department; Clinical care guidelines ranging from triage methods to protocols for suspected sexual abuse; Referenced journal articles highlighting the clinical evidence behind the suggested policies; Pediatric resuscitation guidelines and an emergency medication calculator; Checklists for EDs to evaluate their preparedness to treat pediatric patients; Policy statements on various topics and cases including consent for medical services, death of a child in the ED, equipment for ambulances and treatment for children with special needs. Included are Child Maltreatment Sample Policy, DNR Sample, Family Issues Sample, Illness and Injury Triage, Immunization Status Form, Informed Consent Form, Mental Health Emergencies Form, Physical Restrain Policy Form, Sedation and Analgesia Policy Form, and Patient Transfer Form. This toolkit is available as Word files, requiring Microsoft Word.