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Pediatric Emergency Readiness Improving in Hospitals
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Children have different medical needs than adults, and that’s also true in emergency situations. That’s why Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, says it’s “really heartening” that the nation’s emergency departments have significantly improved their pediatric readiness in the past several years.

Gausche-Hill is the author of a study published in JAMA Pediatrics this month, which assessed how well EDs are complying with recommendations for pediatric readiness that were issued in 2009 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association.