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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

U.S. Department of Education. 2016. Healthy students, promising futures: State and local action steps and practices to improve school-based health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 16 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains information that details five high impact opportunities for states and local school districts to support communities through collaboration between the education and health sectors, highlighting best practices and key research in both areas. Contents include resources, programs, and services offered by non-governmental organizations.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: (800) 872-5327 Secondary Telephone: (800) 437-0833 Web Site: http://www.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Case management, Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Educational reform, Eligibility, Health care reform, Health education, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Hospitals, Medicaid managed care, Needs assessment, Nutrition, Physical activity, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Role, School districts, State government, Students

Martinez A. 2016. Opportunities for school and hospital partnership in the management of chronic health conditions. Atlanta, GA; National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 23 pp.

Annotation: This brief for state health departments highlights examples of school and hospital partnerships to improve children's health, and how state school health and nursing service personnel can support their collaboration. Topics include the importance of school and hospital partnership in managing chronic health conditions in schools, how health department involvement in a hospital community health needs assessment process can help to strengthen school and hospital partnership, and opportunities to strengthen school and hospital partnership through Medicaid. Additional contents include examples of school and hospital partnership in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas; and descriptions of key resources.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: https://chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Disease management, Hospitals, Medicaid, Needs assessment, Nursing, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, School health services, Schools, State health agencies, State programs, Students

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

Children's Hospital Association. 2014. 2013 survey findings of children's hospitals: Obesity services. Washington, DC: Children's Hospital Association, 36 pp.

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

Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health Section. 2013. Recommended guidelines for perinatal care in Georgia (rev.). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health Section, 56 pp.

Annotation: This document provides standard-of-practice recommendations for perinatal health care professionals in Georgia. It is also intended to be a blueprint for the State Perinatal Health Care System, a system to improve the quality of reproductive health care for women and perinatal health care for pregnant women and infants. Topics include strategy for action, preconception and interconception health care, antepartum care, intrapartum care, postpartum care, and perinatal infection.

Contact: Georgia Department of Public Health, Two Peachtree Street, N.W., 15th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-3186, Telephone: (404) 657-2700 Web Site: http://dph.georgia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consultation, Georgia, Guidelines, Health care systems, Hospitals, Infant health, Infection control, Newborn infants, Perinatal care, Perinatal health, Perinatal services, Postpartum care, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reproductive health, Women's health

Truven Health Analytics. 2013. The cost of having a baby in the United States. New York, NY: Childbirth Connection, 84 pp., exec. summ. (5 pp.).

Annotation: This study examines and compares payments made to hospitals, clinicians, and other service providers for maternal and newborn care, including the costs associated with specific services according to source of payment. The study analyzes charges and payments made in states across the country and presents average costs for cesarian and vaginal births, neonatal intensive care services, and costs associated with laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, anesthesiology, and other services. Included are detailed comparisons of costs based on the source of payment (whether Medicaid, an employee-sponsored commercial insurer, a second insurer such as a union, or out-of-pocket) and the amounts billed, the amounts approved, and the amounts paid by individuals. Key findings are summarized in tables, which include data from selected states. Also provided are lists of top medical diagnoses of newborns admitted to Neonatal Care Units.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, E-mail: info@childbirthconnection.org Web Site: http://www.childbirthconnection.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Comparative analysis, Costs, Health care costs, Hospitalization, Maternal health services, Neonatal intensive care, Newborn infants, Research, Statistics

Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange. 2013. Guidelines for testing and reporting drug exposed newborns in Washington state. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to hospitals, health care providers and affiliated professionals about maternal drug screening, laboratory testing, and reporting of drug-exposed newborns delivered in Washington State. Contents include indicators for testing, hospital policy, newborn and maternal risk indicators, consent issues for testing, newborn drug testing, management of a newborn with positive drug toxicology, and reporting to Children's Administration. Appendices include references and resources, guidelines for obtaining consent, a sample letter, neonatal abstinence syndrome scoring system, and information on Washington's Children's Administration prenatal substance abuse policy.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (800) 525-0127 Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030 Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Drug use during pregnancy, Guidelines, Hospital services, Infant health, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, State initiatives, State social service agencies, Substance abusing pregnant women, Substance use screening, Washington

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

National Perinatal Association. [2012]. Multidisciplinary guidelines for the care of late preterm infants. Alexandria, VA: National Perinatal Association, 38 pp.

Annotation: This document presents guidelines for what the health care team should do in caring for late preterm infants and for specific education to be provided to the families of these infants. The guidelines are divided into four sections: (1) in-hospital assessment and care, (2) transition to outpatient care, (3), short-term follow-up care, and (4) long-term follow-up care. Within each section, the guidelines are further subdivided into four subsections: (1) stability, (2) screening, (3) safety, and (4) support. Each guideline includes recommendations for the health care team and for family education. It closes with a list of collaborative partners and endorsing organizations.

Contact: National Perinatal Association, 457 State Street, Binghampton, NY 13901, Telephone: (888) 971-3295 Fax: (703) 684-5968 E-mail: info@nationalperinatal.org Web Site: http://www.nationalperinatal.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Education, Families, Guidelines, Health care, Health services, Hospital services, Parent support services, Premature infants, Preterm birth, Safety, Screening

Childbirth Connection. 2012. United States maternity care facts and figures. New York, NY: Childbirth Connection, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet updates various national maternity statistics provided in the document, Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve, with new data now available. The fact sheet provides data on the size of the population, hospital care of childbearing women and newborns, maternity outcomes, paying for maternity care, and international comparisons.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, E-mail: info@childbirthconnection.org Web Site: http://www.childbirthconnection.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cesarean section, Childbirth, Costs, Financing, Hospital services, Insurance, Medicaid, Newborn infants, Pregnant women

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

National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 2012. Resources for hospital librarians. [Pittsburgh, PA]: National Network of Libraries of Medicine,

Annotation: This guide is a toolkit for hospital librarians in the Southeastern/Atlantic region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. It includes resources, methods, and tools related to professional development, social media for libraries (including mobile app reviews), marketing and promotion, skills sets for librarians, electronic health records, policy development. disaster planning, statistics, training programs, and evidence based practices. The information included in this guide comes from a summit of hospital librarians held in Baltimore, Maryland in early 2010.

Contact: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, Pittsburgh, PA Web Site: http://nnlm.gov/mar/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Health sciences libraries, Hospitals, Information services, Library services, Resources for professionals

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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.