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University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine; Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine; and District of Columbia, Department of Maternal, Child Health, Division of Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Services for Children. n.d.. North Carolina emergency medical services for children: Pediatrics protocols for prehospital and emergency department management. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Charlotte, NC: Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine; Washington, DC: District of Columbia, Department of Maternal, Child Health, Division of Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Services for Children, 35 pp.

Annotation: These protocols for emergency medical technicians and hospital personnel in North Carolina provide guidelines for triage, transport, and treatment of children who have suffered traumatic injuries or have life threatening conditions. The protocols are grouped in two sections; the first contains prehospital paramedic protocols; and the second contains hospital treatment protocols. The first section also includes guidelines for transport. The individual protocols are presented as flow-charts with the critical procedures indicated for each step in caring for the child. Conditions include: multiple trauma, head trauma, newborn resuscitation, poisoning, and seizures, among others. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1000 Blythe Boulevard , Charlotte, NC 28203, Telephone: (704) 355-3658 Fax: (704) 355-7047 E-mail: EMresidency@CarolinasHealthCare.Org Price unknown.

Keywords: Emergency medical services for children, Emergency medical technicians, Hospital emergency services, Hospital personnel, Injuries, North Carolina, Protocols, Resources for professionals, Therapeutics

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2017. Availability, outcomes, and federal support related to pediatric trauma care. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report describes what is known about the availability of trauma centers for children and the outcomes for children treated at different types of facilities. The report also examines how, if at all, federal agencies are involved in supporting pediatric trauma care and how these activities are coordinated. Topics include the location of high-level pediatric trauma centers, the percentage of children who live within 30 miles of a high-level pediatric trauma center, and how well such centers work to lower mortality. Additional topics include federal interagency coordination to support hospital-based pediatric trauma care activities and training and resources available to physicians and nurses for pediatric trauma care. Examples are included.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-17-334.

Keywords: Access to health care, Emergency medical services for children, Federal agencies, Health care delivery, Injuries, Interagency cooperation, Outcome and process assessment, Pediatric care, Pediatric hospitals, Training, Trauma care, Trauma centers, Work force

Manz MC. 2016. Methods in assessing non-traumatic dental care in emergency departments. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 42 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a review of studies on the use of emergency departments for nontraumatic oral health conditions and oral health care. The report discusses variations in target populations, outcomes of interest, predictive factors, data sources, and research methods. Recommendations for future research are included.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Emergency room data, Health care utilization, Hospital emergency services, Oral health, Research methodology, Utilization review

Wall T, Vujicic M. 2015. Emergency department use for dental conditions continues to increase. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 12 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief reports findings on trends in visits to emergency departments for oral health care for the period 2006 through 2012. Topics include visits and charges broken down by patient age and primary payer, and policy implications.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Dental care, Emergency room data, Financing, Health care utilization, Hospital emergency services, Oral health, Policy development, Statistical data, Trends

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2015. Best practice approach: Emergency department referral programs for non-traumatic dental conditions. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 23 pp. (Best practice approaches for state and community oral health programs)

Annotation: This report focuses on emergency department (ED) referral programs for non-traumatic dental conditions. It describes the inappropriate use of EDs to address non-traumatic dental conditions and provides guidelines and recommendations related to this topic, best practice criteria, and state practice examples. A summary of evidence supporting ED referral programs for non-traumatic dental conditions is included. ED use for dental-related conditions; trends in ED referral programs for non-traumatic dental conditions; implications for practice, policy, and cost; and programs for reducing ED use for non-traumatic dental conditions are discussed.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergency medicine, Guidelines, Hospital emergency services, Model programs, Oral health, Referrals, Research

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children Program; Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; National Library of Medicine, Disaster Information Management Research Center. 2014-. Health resources on children in disasters and emergencies. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: This website is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Contents include links to journal articles and other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. Resources are national or international in scope. Topics include natural disasters; chemical and biological agents, radiologicals and nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE); psychological and behavioral health; and special topics such as children with disabilities, school and care providers, hospital preparedness, resilience, and pandemics.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Communicable diseases, Databases, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Emergency medical services for children, Hospitals, International health, Mental health, Resilience, Resources for professionals, Schools, Special health care needs

Florida Institute for Health Innovation. 2014. Florida pediatric emergency department visits for preventable oral health conditions: 2012. West Palm Beach, FL: Florida Institute for Health Innovation, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides data on pediatric emergency department use for preventable oral conditions in Florida. Contents include data on visits and charges by payor and by age, the percentage of visits by payor, the top five reasons for oral health-related visits by infants and toddlers, and the top five primary diagnoses for oral health visits by infants and toddlers. Policy recommendations are included.

Contact: Florida Institute for Health Innovation, 2701 N. Australian Avenue, Suite 204, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, Web Site: http://www.flhealthinnovation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Data, Dental caries, Florida, Health care utilization, Hospital emergency services, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, State surveys, Young children

Nasseh K, Vujicic M, Romaine D. 2014. Diverting emergency department dental visits could save Maryland's Medicaid program $4 million per year. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 9 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief presents an analysis of trends in outpatient oral health-related emergency department use in Maryland. Topics include dental expenditures, dental visits by age and payer, and estimates of how much the state could save by diverting emergency department visits to dental offices.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Health care utilization, Hospital emergency services, Maryland, Medicaid, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Trends

Paradise J, Garfield R. 2013. What is Medicaid’s impact on access to care, health outcomes, and quality of care?: Setting the record straight on the evidence. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief looks at what research shows overall about the difference that Medicaid makes in terms of access to care, health outcomes, and quality of care. Topics include the purpose of health insurance, who Medicaid beneficiaries are, the benefits of being enrolled in Medicaid vs. being uninsured, access to preventive and primary care, access to specialist care, emergency department use, quality of care, health center care, and hospital care.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Emergency room data, Enrollment, Health insurance, Hospitals, Low income groups, Medicaid, Preventive health services, Primary care, Uninsured persons

National Pediatric Readiness Project. [2012]. Frequently asked questions. [Washington, DC]: National Pediatric Readiness Project, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document presents frequently asked questions about the National Pediatric Readiness Project, a multi-phase ongoing quality-improvement initiative to ensure that emergency departments are ready to care for children. Topics include what the project is and why it is important, roles of cohort leads and participating resource centers and organizations, project champions, and benefits of participation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Pediatric Readiness Project, E-mail: http://pediatricreadiness.org/State_Partnership_Portal/Send_Your_Question.aspx Web Site: http://pediatricreadiness.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children and Youth Projects, Emergency medical services for children, Hospital emergency services, Initiatives, Quality assurance

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. The National Children's Readiness Project. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This 90-minute webcast, broadcast June 18, 2012, focuses on the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP), a quality improvement initiative to enhance the emergency care provided to children throughout the nation. It discusses a national assessment of emergency departments’ readiness to provide emergency care to children based on the Guidelines for the Care of Children in the Emergency Department. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child health, Emergency medical services for children, Hospital emergency services, Infant health, National surveys, Pediatric care

Cicero M. 2010-. Pediatric disaster triage: Doing the most good for the most patients in the least time. Silver Spring, MD: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center,

Annotation: This course contains five modules addressing how to recognize a disaster, the rationale for pediatric disaster triage, and common triage strategies applicable to disaster response. Application of the information through the use of several case studies and embedded quizzes illustrates the concepts discussed in the training. Continuing medical education/continuing education credit is available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: emscinformation@childrensnational.org Web Site: http://www.emscnrc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Continuing education, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergency medical services for children, Hospital emergency services, MCH training, Pediatric care, Triage

Shortridge EF, Moore JR. 2010. Use of emergency departments for conditions related to poor oral health care: Final report. Bethesda, MD: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 41 pp.

Annotation: This analysis examines patterns of oral-heath-care seeking in emergency departments (EDs). The authors look at ED claims data in seven states—Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin—to understand between- and within-state differences in ED use. Topics include state differences in the types of oral conditions that lead individuals to seek care in EDs, differences in rural vs. urban areas, and differences in patterns of oral-health-care seeking in EDs associated with state Medicaid policy.

Contact: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 4350 East West Highway, Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 634-9300 Secondary Telephone: 301-951-5070 E-mail: info@NORC.org Web Site: http://www.norc.org/Research/Departments/Pages/public-health-research/walsh-center-rural-health-analysis.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Wisconsin, Access to health care, Arizona, Children, Data, Emergency room data, Florida, Health services delivery, Hospital emergency services, Iowa, Maryland, Oral health, State surveys, Utah, Vermont

Washington State Hospital Association, Health Information Program. 2010. Emergency room use. Seattle, WA: Washington State Hospital Association, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report shares visit-level data on emergency room (ER) use to provide information for public policy advocacy and hospital planning. Key questions include the following: who comes to the ER for care, what care is provided in the ER, and when is demand for emergency care higher or lower. Topics also include health insurance status and use of the ER when the primary care setting may be more appropriate.

Contact: Washington State Hospital Association, 300 Elliott Avenue West, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98119, Telephone: (206) 281-7211 Fax: (206) 283-6122 E-mail: http://www.wsha.org/contactus.cfm Web Site: http://www.wsha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Surveys, Emergency room data, Health care delivery, Health insurance, Hospital emergency services, children

Maiuro LS. 2009. Emergency department visits for preventable dental conditions in California. Oakland, CA: California HealthCare Foundation, 47 pp. (Snapshot)

Annotation: This snapshot documents the extent to which individuals without insurance or with insufficient insurance in California use the emergency department for preventable oral health conditions such as untreated tooth decay, dental abscesses, and periodontal disease. Topics also include capacity issues, financing of emergency department visits, and predictors. The report concludes with recommendations for developing a comprehensive dental safety net, improving insurance coverage, raising reimbursement rates, and promoting good oral health practices.

Contact: California HealthCare Foundation, 1438 Webster Street, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 238-1040 Fax: (510) 238-1388 Web Site: http://www.chcf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, California, Children, Dental caries, Emergency medical services, Emergency room data, Hospital emergency services, Oral health, Periodontal disease, State surveys, Statistical data

Markenson D, Redlener I. 2007. Pediatric preparedness for disasters and terrorism: National Consensus Conference. New York, NY: National Center for Disaster Preparedness, 64 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents guidelines from the multiple areas of expertise and disciplines involved in the planning for and care of children during times of disaster and terrorist events. It provides information on the participants of the consensus conferences in 2003 and 2005 and includes recommendations in the following areas: emergency and prehospital care; hospital care; preparedness and response; biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism treatment; decontamination, quarantine, and isolation; mental health needs; school preparedness and response; training and drills; and future research agenda and funding. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 845-2300 E-mail: ncdp@columbia.edu Web Site: http://www.ncdp.mailman.columbia.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergency medical services for children, Hospital emergency services, Terrorism

National Association of Community Health Centers. 2004. A nation's health at risk II: A front row seat in a changing health care system. Washington, DC: National Association of Community Health Centers, 28 pp. (Special topics issue brief no. 7)

Annotation: This report, which follows Part 1, A Nation's Health at Risk, provides a snapshot of the state of the nation's health care system and examines forces that are impacting access to affordable primary health care in America. Trends examined include a growing uninsured population, a shortage of primary care physicians and other barriers to care, and an increasing strain on hospital emergency rooms from growing demand. The report examines how these forces are impacting access to affordable health care in America and straining the safety net.

Contact: National Association of Community Health Centers, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 347-0400 Web Site: http://nachc.org

Keywords: Barriers, Health care systems, Hospital emergency services, Hospitals, Low income groups, Primary care, Trends, Uninsured persons

[National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians]. [2000]. Family-centered prehospital care: Partnering with families to improve care. Washington, DC: EMSC National Resource Center, 4 pp. (Partnering with families)

Annotation: This fact sheet, which focuses on family-centered prehospital care, was developed to help individuals in the prehospital arena build a system of care that is responsive to the needs of children and families. The fact sheet defines family-centered care and related terms and offers tips for providing this type of care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: emscinformation@childrensnational.org Web Site: http://www.emscnrc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Hospitals, Collaboration, Cultural competence, Emergency medical services for children, Family centered services

Shaw K. 1999. Emergency department screening for UTI in febrile children. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 5 pp. (Research roundtable summary; no. 25)

Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of a research study to develop information about the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTI) in febrile young children in the emergency department, tests for UTI, and cost effectiveness of various approaches to the problem. The report includes a description of the population, the sampling plan, and research findings. A response to the presentation and references are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Photocopy available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Fever, Hospital emergency services, Infant health, MCH Research, Urinary tract infections

Children's Safety Network. 1993. Domestic violence: A directory of protocols for health care providers. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, 27 pp.

Annotation: This directory was developed to help update health care professionals on available protocols that address the needs of victims of domestic violence. The protocols and manuals provide information about the prevalence of domestic violence, the abusive cycle, profiles of victims and abusers, sample scripts for initiating discussion, descriptions of legal issues to consider, sources of referral, as well as guidelines for developing new protocols. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 969-5979 E-mail: comment@edc.org Web Site: http://www.edc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assault, Community programs, Domestic violence, Emergency medical services, Gender, Hospitals, Nurses, Physicians, Protocols, Sexual abuse

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.