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Hospital Pediatric Preparedness 

As hospitals develop and update their disaster plans, there are several key areas that can help to ensure they are better prepared to handle the unique needs of pediatric patients. In Illinois, a checklist was created to help hospitals identify their current level of pediatric preparedness and identify areas that need to be addressed and opportunities for improvement. This checklist is also used during Facility Recognition Site Surveys to help Illinois EMSC understand the level of pediatric preparedness within hospitals and the types of technical assistance hospitals may need. Pediatric Facility Recognition is an initial step in being better prepared for disaster, surge, and multi-casualty events that involve children.

Access and download the current Hospital Pediatric Preparedness Checklist.