Children With Special Needs: Considerations for Healthcare Professionals
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