Reducing Barriers to Implementation,

 

128

   

 The Emergency Medical Services for Children Program,

 

144

   

 Summary of Recommendations,

 

146

4

 

ARMING THE EMERGENCY CARE WORKFORCE WITH PEDIATRIC KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

151

   

 Prehospital Emergency Care,

 

151

   

 Emergency Department Clinicians,

 

160

   

 Supporting the Workforce to Improve Pediatric Emergency Care,

 

173

   

 Summary of Recommendations,

 

179

5

 

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE

 

187

   

 Patient Safety in the Emergency Care Setting,

 

188

   

 Improving Safety for Pediatric Patients,

 

197

   

 Advances in Technology and Information Systems,

 

200

   

 The Importance of Family-Centered Care,

 

204

   

 Summary of Recommendations,

 

212

6

 

IMPROVING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FOR CHILDREN INVOLVED IN DISASTERS

 

221

   

 Caring for Children in Disasters,

 

223

   

 Improving Response to Disasters for Pediatric Victims,

 

229

   

 Summary of Recommendations,

 

239

7

 

BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE FOR PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE

 

245

   

 Early Development of Pediatric Emergency Care Research,

 

245

   

 Continued Need for Research,

 

248

   

 Addressing Barriers to Pediatric Emergency Care Research,

 

257

   

 Summary of Recommendations,

 

273

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

A

 

Committee and Subcommittee Membership

 

279

B

 

Biographical Information for Main Committee and Pediatric Emergency Care Subcommittee

 

281

C

 

List of Presentations to the Committee

 

299

D

 

List of Commissioned Papers

 

305

E

 

Recommendations and Responsible Entities from the Future of Emergency Care Series

 

307

 

 

INDEX

 

325



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