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Tip of the week: Incorporate children in EM plans

Hospital Safety Insider, September 16, 2010

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When you plan for how your hospital will handle emergencies, don’t forget to think about how you will deal with children who may come to your facility.

Pediatric populations bring a whole new set of issues to the table when it comes to emergency planning, says Joseph L. Cappiello, MA, BSN, chair of Cappiello & Associates in Elmhurst, IL.

Unless your hospital specializes in pediatrics, many facilities don’t typically deal with a large number of children, says Cappiello.

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