Checklist of Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital's Disaster Preparedness Policies
EMSC National Resource Center
January 1, 2014
Children have unique, often complex physiological, psycho-social and psychological needs that differ from adults, especially during disaster situations; and unfortunately children are often involved when disasters occur. This Checklist of Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital’s Disaster Preparedness Policies is intended as a tool to help hospital administrators and leadership incorporate essential pediatric considerations into existing hospital disaster policies.