The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center is spearheading a n   ationwide quality improvement collaborative to improve pediatric readiness in emergency departments. Fourteen Wisconsin emergency departments have joined the Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative (PRQC). These emergency departments will work with trainers from the Wisconsin EMSC program over two years to improve pediatric readiness using a quality improvement framework.

Each emergency department has selected one of the following intervention bundles to focus on:

  • Weighing and recording pediatric patients’ weight in kilograms
  • Developing a notification
  • Establishing inter‐facility transfer guidelines
  • Integrating pediatric‐specific needs into disaster plans

Thank you to these Wisconsin emergency departments for participating in the collaborative:

  • Crossing Rivers Health
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Sauk Prairie Healthcare
  • Southwest Health Center
  • Mile Bluff Medical Center
  • Divine Savior Healthcare
  • UnityPoint Health – Meriter
  • Howard Young Medical Center
  • Ascension Franklin
  • Waupun Memorial Hospital
  • Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center – Walworth
  • Mercyhealth System and Trauma Center – Janesville
  • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
  • Marshfield Medical Center

Learn how your emergency department can improve pediatric readiness.