911 in your office: preparations to keep emergencies from becoming catastrophes

Pediatr Ann. 1996 Dec;25(12):664-6, 668, 670, passim. doi: 10.3928/0090-4481-19961201-05.


Emergencies are more common in the day-to-day pediatric practice than generally appreciated. Knowledge of the types of emergencies that may be encountered, obtaining and organizing the necessary equipment and medications, training staff, and developing a plan for disposition of the patients are all required to effectively manage these situations. A well thought-out plan is not prohibitively expensive, but is necessary to ensure proper patient care.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration*
  • Equipment and Supplies*
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics / organization & administration*
  • Physicians' Offices / organization & administration*
  • United States