Children With Special Needs:  Considerations for Healthcare Professionals


Course Description:

Rather than a diagnostic overview (i.e. Spina Bifida, ADD), several distinctive characteristics are detailed in this course. These include children with life support systems, neurological, mobility, visual, hearing, mental, hyperactivity, and behavioral disorders.

Information in this course is pediatric specific and will help you and your hospital attain the maximum level of preparedness and support for this population.

*Last updated 2012.





Additional Resources: (click links below)

JumpSTART Pediatric MCI Triage Tool

AHRQ - Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness

AAP - Children and Disasters

ATSDR - Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

CDC - Mass Casualties Predictor

OSHA - Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers

OSHA - Incident Command System eTool

Sign Language for Emergencies

Hospital Guidelines for Pediatric Preparedness