Death of a child in the emergency department

Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jul;64(1):102-5. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.05.010.


The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have collaborated to identify practices and principles to guide the care of children, families, and staff in the challenging and uncommon event of the death of a child in the emergency department in this policy statement and in an accompanying technical report.

Keywords: child; death; emergency department; nurse; pediatrician.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Bereavement
  • Child
  • Death*
  • Emergency Medicine / education
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Hospital Mortality*
  • Humans
  • Organizational Policy*
  • Pediatrics / education
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Professional-Family Relations*
  • Terminal Care