Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs

Written by Committee on Pediatric Emergency MedicineDate 12 Feb 2013

This article looks at procedures for emergency care of children with special health care needs.

It discusses the need for a concise summary of their medical condition, precautions needed, and special management plans.

Emergency care of children with special health care needs is frequently complicated by a lack of a concise summary of their medical condition, precautions needed, and special management plans. This article looks at policy statement that introduces a standardised information form that can be used to prepare the caregivers and health care system for emergencies of children with special health care needs.