Emergency medical services for children: Office emergency and disaster readiness

Hala Ashraf, Teresa J. Riech*, Steven Krug

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pediatricians are resources for families to provide ongoing care, education, and guidance during emergencies.They must be prepared to handle both office emergencies and local di-sasters. In office emergencies, readiness should focus on stabilizing life-threats until patients can be transported to an emergency department.Preparedness must also focus on providing aid in the setting of large-scale disasters in conjunction with local public health officials,hospi-tals, health care coalitions,emergencymedical services systems,and local emergency officials, and plans should address hazards local to the area. [Pediatr Ann. 2021;50(4):e160-e164.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e160-e164
JournalPediatric annals
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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