February 19, 2015

Hospital Preparedness Checklist of Essential Pediatric Considerations During Disasters

A pediatric checklist for hospital preparedness during disasters was recently developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other partners. Children comprise more than a quarter of the U.S. population and account for a fifth of all hospital emergency department visits. Providing the best care for pediatric patients during disasters takes informed, thoughtful, and realistic planning. The checklist is available as an interactive or downloadable tool.