EMS Reported Unprepared to Care for Children in Disasters


 
 

Occupational Health & Safety | | Tuesday, October 30, 2007


DALLAS, Texas -- The American Academy of Pediatrics believes most licensed U.S. prehospital emergency medical service agencies are "significantly unprepared" to appropriately care for pediatric patients during a disaster, basing the conclusion on a recent study. In "Prehospital Preparedness for Pediatric Mass-Casualty Events," researchers surveyed 1,932 EMS service agencies, finding that while 72.9 percent reported having a written response plan for mass-casualty events, only 13.3 percent included pediatric-specific procedures.

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