Few ERs Are Equipped to Care for Children

As the flu season nears, hospital emergency departments are bracing for a fresh onslaught of patients. But research shows that the majority of EDs lack the special equipment, supplies, and expertise needed to treat children. Out of almost 4,000 EDs in the U.S., only 6 percent are fully prepared to properly care for pediatric patients, according to a new joint policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency...Full Story
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