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 planning.
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.