National Pediatrics Readiness Project National Pediatric Readiness project, sometimes called "Peds Ready" is a project which has been started as part the EMS-C program, a federally funded program. Initially EMS-C was for Eme
National Pediatric Readiness project, sometimes called "Peds Ready" is a project which has been started as part the EMS-C program, a federally funded program. Initially EMS-C was for Emergency Medical Services and now has been expanded to pediatric guidelines in Emergency Department in the US, and in Pennsylvania. "Peds Ready” is being better identified as collaboration between the state EMS-C programs, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Together it is hoped that the “Peds Ready” programs will be ongoing quality improvement projects designed to promote optimal care for all pediatric patients in all states, and especially in Pennsylvania. There is much more on this program to come. In Pennsylvania, the program is in the process of stakeholder development phase of the program. If you are interest in Pediatric care and guidelines, please contact Joyce Capuzzi-Foreman or Kay Bleecher from PAENA who are representatives who attended some of the initial meetings. Kay and Joyce are members of Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC) Pediatric EMS-C committee and are active in Pennsylvania ENA. Kay has been on the PEHSC-EMS-C committee for the past 10 years, and Joyce has been active with this committee for the past 2 years. Stay tuned for additional information and start identifying your ED nurse and ED physician who are interested in children and are pediatric champions in local areas.