South Dakota Emergency Medical Services for Children

South Dakota ED Pediatric Readiness Project!!

The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement
initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments (ED) have the essential
guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children.
The first phase of this project, a national assessment of EDs' readiness to care for
children, was completed in July 2013.

The primary purpose of this project is three-fold: (1) to establish a composite
baseline of the nation's capacity to provide care to children in the ED,  (2) to
create a foundation for EDs to engage in an ongoing quality improvement process
that includes implementing the Guidelines for the Care of Children in the
Emergency Department and (3) to establish a benchmark that measures an ED's
improvement overtime.

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