Pediatric Surge Planning – Train the Trainer Rady Children’s Hospital & San Diego County Healthcare Disaster Council
Pediatric surge planning involves identifying knowledge gaps and
insufficiency of pediatric specific supplies. The purpose of this
Pediatric Surge Training Course is to help prepare general acute
care facilities to the challenges of pediatrics. The course is
designed for a target audience that has knowledge of disaster
The Emergency Preparedness Team at Rady Children’s Hospital
prepared this manual. This team includes physicians, nursing,
behavioral health, surgeon, safety supervisor, trauma, pharmacy,
security and disaster planning experts. The curriculum
development team conducted in-depth research of best practices
and other existing curricula to bring best practice.
The goal of this curriculum is to prepare hospitals and clinics
have the tools to respond more effectively in a disaster which
involves a surge of child victims.