Joan E Shook, MD, MBA
Alice D Ackerman MD MBA
Thomas H Chun MD MPH
Gregory P Conners MD MPH MBA
Nanette C Dudley MD
Susan M Fuchs MD
Marc H Gorelick, MD MSCE
Natalie E Lane MD
Brian R Moore MD
Joseph L Wright MD MPH
Division of Hospital and
History & Past Chairs
The AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) addresses the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the access to and delivery of pediatric emergency care.
As an advocate for Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), the Committee utilizes its resources to foster national programs and policy designed to heighten professional and public knowledge of such issues as prehospital care of children and EMS, pediatric life support, hospital resources for the delivery of pediatric emergency care including essential equipment, supplies, staffing, and protocols.
The Committee serves as a voice for EMSC within and outside the Academy and is a liaison member of the EMSC National Resource Center Partnership for Children Stakeholder Group, American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Committee, and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
~ Disaster Preparedness
~ Section on Emergency Medicine
~ Section on Critical Care
~ AAP Committees
~ AAP Sections & Councils
New Joint Policy Statement
Withholding or Termination of Resuscitation in
Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Traumatic Cardiopulmonary Arrest
EMS for Children Program:
History, Lifespan and Successes
Celebrating the 30th Year Anniversary
The Future of Emergency Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities
Special Edition of Health Affairs Journal
(Press conference presentation by Drs Jim Chamberlain, Steve Krug, Kathy Shaw)
Paving the way for improved emergency care for children
Commentary in AAP News
Save the Date
AAP PARTNERS IN NATIONAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
PEDIATRIC READINESS PROJECT
The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a new national assessment of pediatric readiness in EDs across the U.S. The first step in this
multi-phase initiative is a confidential web-based survey based on the 2009 joint American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians/Emergency Nurses Association “Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department.”
The overall project objective was to assess pediatric readiness of EDs while increasing awareness of the national guidelines. The guidelines are endorsed by 22 other organizations, including the Joint Commission and the American Medical Association.
For more infomation about the project and the results, click here.
Other Key Resources on ED Readiness