The time is now to improve access to emergency care for the rising numbers of children and adolescents seeking help for mental and behavioral health emergencies. Strategies to address challenging circumstances that affect prehospital services, the surrounding community and, ultimately, patient care are needed.
Emergency departments have made progress but do not fully meet national guidelines for pediatric emergency care, despite the association with improved survival, found a study in JAMA Network Open.
Organizations call for better collaboration and more resources to enhance childrens’ access to optimal emergency care.
ENA's Firearms Injury Prevention Education program features a webinar, online learning modules and a podcast series focused on identifying patients who might be in danger.
"Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department" aims to ensure injured and critically ill children receive the best emergency care possible