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AAP Policy Statements

Access to Optimal Emergency Care for Children
Pediatrics Vol. 119 No. 1 January 2007 pp. 161-164
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Best Practices for Improving Flow and Care of Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department
Pediatrics Vol. 135 No. 1 January 1, 2015 pp. e273-e283
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committee

Consent for Emergency Medical Services for Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics Vol. 128 No. 2 August 2011 pp. 427-433
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Committee on Bioethics
AAP News Article (August 2011): Ethical, Legal Concerns for Emergency Medical Care

Death of a Child in the Emergency Department (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 134 No. 1 July 2014 pp. 198-201
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committee
AAP News Article (July 2014): Medical Groups Release Guidance on Handling Death of a Child in the ED

Death of a Child in the Emergency Department (Technical Report)
)

Pediatrics Vol. 134 No. 1 July 2014
pp. e313-e330
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committeee

Dispensing Medications at the Hospital upon Discharge to Home from an Emergency Department
Pediatrics Vol. 129 No. 2 February 2012, pp. e562-e566
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
AAP News Article (February 2012): Report Explores Solutions for Improved Pharmacy Access after ED Visit

Emergency Information Forms and Emergency Prepardness for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Pediatrics Vol. 125 No. 4 April 2010, pp. 829-837
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Council on Clinical Information Technology
American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee

Equipment for Ground Ambulances
Prehospital Emergency Care Vol. 18 No. 1 January/March 2014, pp. 92-97
American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of
Surgeons, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Emergency Nurses Association, National
Association of EMS Physicians, National Association of State EMS Officials
Summary of Changes 2009-2014

Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department
Pediatrics Vol. 124 No. 4 October 2009, pp.1233-1243
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Committee
Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committee

Management of Pediatric Trauma
Pediatrics Vol. 121 No. 4 April 2008, pp. 849-854
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency
Medicine, Section on Critical Care, Section on Surgery, Section on Transport Medicine
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Overcrowding Crisis in Our Nation's Emergency Departments: Is Our Safety Net Unraveling?
Pediatrics Vol. 114 No. 3 September 2004 pp. 878-888
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Role of the Emergency Physician Providing Care to a Child in the Emergency Department (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 5 November 2006, pp. 2242-2244
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
ENA Sample Assessment Tool

Patient- and Family-Centered Care of Children in the Emergency Department (Technical Report)
Pediatrics Vol. 135 No. 1 January 1, 2015 pp. e255-e272
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committee

Patient Safety in the Pediatric Emergency Care Setting
Pediatrics Vol. 120 No. 6 December 2007, pp. 1367-1375
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies in the Emergency Medical Services System (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 4 October 2006, pp. 1764-1767
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee

Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health Emergencies in the Emergency Medical Services System (Technical Report)
Pediatrics Vol. 127 No. 5 May 2011 pp. e1356-e1366
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Care Recommendations for Freestanding Urgent Care Facilities
Pediatrics Vol. 133 No. 5 April 2014 pp. 950-953
AAP News Article (May 2014): Urgent Care Facilities Can be Adjuncts to Medical Home

Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies in the Emergency Medical Services System (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 4 October 2006, pp. 1764-1767
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee

Pediatric Observation Units
Pediatrics Vol. 130 No. 1 July 2012 pp. 172 -179
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Hospital Care and Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Pediatrician and Disaster Preparedness (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 117 No. 2 February 2006, pp. 560-565
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Committee on Medical Liability and the Task Force on Terrorism

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 135, No. 4 April 2015, pp. e1097-e1104
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Emergency Ultrasound
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians (Technical Report)
Pediatrics Vol. 135, No. 4 April 2015, pp. e1113-e1122
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Emergency Ultrasound
American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound
AAP NEWS (April 2015): New Point-of-Care Ultrasound Guidelines Tailored to Pediatric Specialists

Preparation for Emergencies in the Offices of Pediatricians and Pediatric Primary Care Providers
Pediatrics Vol. 120 No. 1 July 2007, pp. 200-212
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Relief of Pain and Anxiety in Pediatric Patients in Emergency Medical Systems
Pediatrics Vol. 130 No. 5 November 2012 pp. e1391-e1405
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
AAP News Article (November 2012): AAP Report Highlights Benefits of Managing Pain in Emergency Systems

Role of Pediatricians in Advocating Life Support Training Courses for Parents and the Public (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 114 No. 6 December 2004, pp. 1676
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Role of Pediatricians in Advocating Life Support Training Courses for Parents and the Public
(Technical Report)

Pediatrics Vol. 114 No. 6 December 2004, pp. e761-e765
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Role of the Pediatrician in Rural Emergency Medical Services for Children
Pediatrics Vol. 130, No. 5, November 2012, pp. 978-982
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Ventricular Fibrillation and the Use of Automated External Defibrillators on Children (Policy Statement)
Pediatrics Vol. 120 No. 5 November 2007, pp. 1159-1161
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Withholding or Termination of Resuscitation in Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Traumatic Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Pediatrics Vol. 133 No. 4 April 1, 2014, pp. e1104-e1116
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee, National Association of EMS Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine


AAP Endorsed Documents

Definitions For Consistent Emergency Department Metrics

Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patient

Importance and Implementation of Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation in School

National Consensus Conference on Family Presence During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation and Procedures


Pediatric Care in the Emergency Department

Response to Cardiac Arrest and Selected Life-Threatening Medical Emergencies: The Medical Emergency Response Plan for Schools

Weighing Pediatric Patients in Kilograms