It’s essential that your Emergency Department is just as ready for a child to be rolled through your doors by EMS as it is for an adult. Because children have different vital signs, fears, and ways of communicating, we have prepared free resources to help you successfully treat children during an emergency.
Pediatric surge is unique due to the specialized equipment and resources needed for pediatric patients. MDH has identified the need for more pediatric education, training, and a Minnesota Pediatric Surge Plan to ensure our state is capable of responding to a statewide pediatric surge disaster.
You can download a PDF of the updated checklist HERE.
EMSC works to create awareness about the unique needs of children in emergency medical situations. The following resources are available free of charge.