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Developing a Regional Pediatric Disaster Response Plan

by on Jan 05, 2012

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Speaker:  Kathryn Koelemay, Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health – Seattle & King County ...

Speaker:  Kathryn Koelemay, Medical Epidemiologist, Public Health – Seattle & King County
All hospitals should be prepared to receive pediatric patients in a mass casualty incident and to provide
appropriate short-term acute care and more definitive management, depending upon the nature of the emergency and the extent of its impact on the region. Hospitals of the King County (WA) Healthcare
Coalition are in the process of implementing a regional pediatric disaster response plan, with the goal of
providing consistent, efficient and age-appropriate medical care to pediatric patients at every County
hospital with emergency services in an MCI that involves children. Our “pediatric toolkit,” which was
recognized as a 2010 NACCHO Model Practice winner, suggests guidelines for development of the
hospital‟s pediatric response plan. The regional plan also includes countywide adoption of a color-
coding system based on a length-based resuscitation tape to expedite accurate medication and equipment
deployment.

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