Recent studies suggest a lack of preparation in emergency medical systems for pediatric patients. Michigan emergency departments were surveyed to determine their degree of preparedness regarding equipment, space, and pediatric on-call coverage. More than 50% of responding emergency departments did not have a pediatrician on call and lacked a pediatric "crash cart," and 34% had to send their personnel to other areas in the hospital to obtain pediatric equipment during resuscitations. This survey suggests a lack of preparation for pediatric emergencies in Michigan.
Treloar, David J.; Preston, Gregory; and Lamb, Fred
"Pediatric Emergency Care: A Survey of Michigan Emergency Departments,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 36
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.henryford.com/hfhmedjournal/vol36/iss4/14