Pediatric Surge Plan
LA County EMS

The Pediatric Surge Program was initiated following the 2009 H1N1 pandemic that disproportionately affected children and stressed hospital systems’ capacity for pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) beds and equipment, such as pediatric ventilators. This project includes a countywide plan on how each hospital within LAC would contribute to caring for pediatric patients in the event of a surge that largely impacts children.