Pediatric Readiness Assessment Portal Reopens
In 2013-2014 Indiana Hospitals participated in a National Pediatric Readiness Assessment which benchmarked each facility's readiness to treat and manage the pediatric population in the emergency setting. This project has entered the second phase, which is to provide each hospital the opportunity to update and/or correct data. It is also each facility's opportunity to demonstrate growth in treatment of the pediatric patient as we strive to not only meet, but exceed national standards.
All hospitals with an emergency department that is open 24/7 may complete the assessment. To complete the assessment, please work with your Nurse Manager or ED Director,
, select your state, county, and hospital's name. It is recommended that you print a paper version of the assessment prior to submitting electronically as the survey cannot be reopened to make changes. It is estimated to take on average 26 minutes to complete the online assessment once you have compiled your data.
After completing the assessment, each respondent will receive an immediate Pediatric Readiness Score and a Gap Analysis based on the Joint Policy Statement: Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department (published in Pediatric, October 2009 and Annals of Emergency Medicine October 2009). This online report will provide further analysis on key areas of strength and weakness with the assessment. Facilities will also receive benchmark data, comparing their Emergency Department's readiness against facilities with similar pediatric volume.
Each facility responses are important to develop meaningful needed benchmarks and growth indicators and to provide the best possible data for the development of local and regional gap analyses and targets resources. Responses will be kept confidential and will be combined with responses from other hospitals for reporting purposes only.
All facilities interested will need to complete the survey by December 1, 2016.