Welcome to the National Pediatric Readiness Project!

The National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) is an on-going quality improvement initiative aimed to ensure that all US emergency departments have essential resources, guidelines, and protocols in place to provide high quality, effective emergency care to children.

We encourage every emergency department (ED) to be PedsReady! Click on the links below to access tools and resources to improve your ED’s level of pediatric readiness.


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The following joint policy statement was released in 2018:

Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department

This document will help you to better understand the principles that guide pediatric health care systems and improve the health of all children.

Reviewing these guidelines will help to inform your efforts to prepare for the future launch of the National Pediatric Readiness Project assessment.

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Explore the 7 domains of readiness in the National Pediatric Readiness Project Toolkit. This valuable resource is free, open-access, and intended for use by all who provide pediatric emergency care.

Little Girl DoctorFrom the toolkit, you can also download the 2020 ED Checklist. This checklist will help you to evaluate whether your emergency department (ED) has the most critical components listed in the Joint Policy Statement that are also highlighted in the future NPRP assessment.

Download and print the National Pediatric Readiness Project Assessment.

Children WritingThis practice assessment will help you to review and work on gaps in pediatric readiness identified for your ED. For more information, contact your State EMS for Children Program Manager.

Like NPRP on FacebookLike, follow, and share the PedsReady Facebook Page (@PedsReady).

You and your colleagues can engage in pediatric readiness and the National Pediatric Readiness Project via social media. The PedsReady Facebook page contains updates, reminders, flyers, and materials that will help you to get PedsReady!

Promote and prepare for the future assessment by sharing thoughts, ideas, or asking questions.




Organizations supporting the project are EMSC, ENA, AAP, and ACEP


Thank you to all hospital personnel. Our heroes!

If you have any questions regarding the NPRP assessment, contact pedsready@hsc.utah.edu.


For help and resources related to Pediatric Readiness, please visit, PediatricReadiness.org