Pediatric Patient Safety in the Emergency Department

Pediatric Patient Safety in the Emergency Department
2010 © Joint Commission Resources
Steven E. Krug M.D., F.A.A.P.
1-59940-212-2 / 978-1-59940-212-3
Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


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. The book includes examples, discussions, strategies, tools, and tips that will help health care providers improve the quality of their pediatric patient care by focusing on the following:

  • • Leadership
  • • Communication
  • • Patient and Family-Centered Environment of Care
  • • Medication Safety
  • • Infection Prevention and Control
  • • Patient Assessment, Diagnostic Studies and Treatment
  • • Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • • Disaster Management

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

“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."

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