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National Pediatric Readiness Project Assessment

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Thank you to all who responded to the National Pediatric Readiness Project Assessment and your continued interest in evaluating readiness to care for children in your emergency departments!

The assessment closed Aug.31, 2021.The final response rates are:

  • Nationally, there were 5,147 hospital and free-standing emergency departments that received the assessment. 3,647 responded for a national response rate of 70.9%.
  • In Texas 525 hospital and free-standing emergency departments received the assessment. 267 responded for a 50.9% response rate.

To view specific state response rates, visit the 2021 National Pediatric Readiness Assessment Response Rates

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Voluntary Pediatric Readiness Program

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The Voluntary Pediatric Readiness Program is an excellent opportunity for your Division or Department of Emergency Medicine to prepare and be ready to manage pediatric emergencies within your community.

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Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators in EMS

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The intent of designating and developing the role of a PECC is to ensure that there is a dedicated individual(s) identified at the local EMS agency that represents pediatric interest and is responsible for coordinating pediatric specific activities

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Texas EMSC EMS Recognition Program

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A multi-phase recognition program for EMS agencies that wish to establish programs and standards to improve their capabilities to deliver care to pediatrics.

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About Us

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The Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership, Texas is a statewide collaborative project working under grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Emergency Medical Services for Children Program.

Baylor College of Medicine is the site of the Texas EMSC office and is working in partnership with the largest children’s hospitals in Texas, their affiliated colleges of medicine, and representatives of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Through this collaboration, the EMSC State Partnership, Texas will create the infrastructure to assess and achieve defined EMSC Performance Measures. In addition, the EMSC State Partnership, Texas will work tirelessly to improve education, research and pediatric pre-hospital care.

The Texas EMSC works toward ensuring that:

  • State-of-the-art emergency medical care for the ill or injured child or adolescent is available when needed
  • Pediatric services are well integrated into the existing state emergency medical services system
  • The entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, is provided to children and adolescents at the same level as adults