About the Project
The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a national multi-‐phase quality improvement initiative to ensure all U.S. emergency departments have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children 1. The support for this project is provided by the EMS for Children Program, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Nurses Association.
In January 2013, the first phase of this project was launched and consisted of an electronic assessment sent to all emergency departments (EDs) across the nation. A total of 5,017 hospitals with EDs were assessed with 4,150 hospitals responding— an 82.7% response rate2. Upon completion of the assessment, respondents received a score based on a 100-‐point scale representing their readiness to care for pediatric patients.