Demand that your Emergency Department is prepared for your child!
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Demand that your Emergency Department is prepared for your child!

    1. Sponsored by

      R Baby Foundation

Demand that your Emergency Department is prepared for your child!

Every single day, in every community in this country, a parent faces a crisis that requires a trip to the Emergency Department (ED) with their child.  One in five children will make one or more visits to an ED each year according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Babies and young children are not mini-adults.  They need specialized pediatric trained doctors, equipment and supplies for an appropriate and optimal level of healthcare. This preparedness can mean the difference between life and death.

90% of Americans are not aware that most EDs are not prepared for babies and children.

Though an ED may claim to be a Pediatric Emergency Room (PED), there is no uniform definition of a PED. 

Currently, each PED has varying degrees of trained specialists, equipment and supplies—and there is very little information provided to parents on how to identify critical differences. 

Without change we are not safe in an emergency.

Help us make sure your hospital is ready for your child.

 I support:

·      IMPROVED PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE ACROSS THE U.S.

·      INCREASED TRAINING FOR GENERAL ER DOCTORS IN PEDIATRICS

·      MANDATORY PEDIATRIC SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT IN ALL EDS

·      A NEW, CLEAR DEFINITION OF A PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ROOM FOR THE BEST SPECIALIZED CARE

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http://www.rbabyfoundation.org/

 

 

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    • Kremena Dokliev SCHILLER PARK, IL
      • 4 months ago

      Children are the most important thing on the World!!!

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    • Richard Sims CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • 5 months ago

      The ER is there to save lives, and I think that most ER doctors want to do the best they can. If, for whatever reason, they are not prepared to do this, I think that they should be encouraged to make those preparations by legislation, or by whateverer means is necessary.

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    • DeAnne Mauk TOPEKA, KS
      • 10 months ago

      I am both a mother and a nurse. Children cannot stand up for themselves so it is our responsibility to do it for them!!!

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    • Henry Mogilevich BOYNTON BEACH, FL
      • 10 months ago

      I'm signing because there's no excuse for these types of tragedies to occur. They can and should be prevented.

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    • Vivian Ting WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • 10 months ago

      I am a plastic surgeon. I see a fair amount of pediatric injuries. My sister is a pediatric anesthesiologist. I cannot imagine what it would be like for a parent to bring their precious one into an ER and not find the right equipment or skilled personnel to treat their child. There should be formal accreditation for ERs that are equipped to handle pediatric cases competently.

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