Nearly 20 percent of visits to emergency departments in the U.S. are for children, yet only 6 percent of U.S. hospital emergency departments have all of the necessary equipment, medications, and supplies to properly care for pediatric patients. --Middleton KR, Burt CW. 2006. Availability of Pediatric Services and Equipment in Emergency Departments: United States, 2002.03. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Edited and reviewed by JCR and AAP experts, Pediatric Patient Safety in the Emergency Department will help leaders at hospitals and emergency care centers where pediatric patients are treated to transition, integrate, and sustain successful practices to care for pediatric patients in their emergency departments.
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