The National Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP) is an initiative to ensure all U.S. EMS agencies and fire-rescue services that respond to public 911 medical calls have essential resources in place to provide high-quality emergency care for children. The project is led by the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program in partnership with more than 30 national organizations and stakeholders.
Explore the links below to access tools and resources to improve your agency’s level of pediatric readiness and to prepare for the assessment.
The following joint policy statement and technical report were both released in 2020:
These documents will help you to better understand the principles that guide prehospital pediatric care and are the basis for PPRP tools and resources.
Two resources, available on a separate site, can help your EMS agencies and fire-rescue services address gaps in pediatric readiness:
Use the two-page The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness EMS Agency Checklist to help you quickly assess gaps in pediatric readiness.
The Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Toolkit includes a number of resources, references, and other guidance that can help you address those gaps.
You may want to print a copy of the assessment and review it with your agency administrator and/or pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC)/pediatric champion to become familiar with the questions. You will then need to return here to complete the assessment online. Once the assessment is completed, you will receive a gap report outlining the pediatric readiness strengths of your agency/fire-rescue services and areas for quality improvement.
Thank you for participating in the leading initiative across the United States and its territories for improving the readiness of prehospital agencies to care for children!
For questions on the PPRP assessment, contact EMSpedsReadySupport@hsc.utah.edu.
For more information about the PPRP or resources to support improvement, visit our sister site PediatricReadiness.org.