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Pediatric Readiness Program


The Pediatric Readiness Program (PRP) is a not-for-profit, collaborative effort to promote enhanced pediatric emergency care through quality improvement work, education and knowledge sharing among emergency departments who care for kids across the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The interdisciplinary program team is motivated by a passion for providing high-quality care to sick children where they are cared for and by the spirit of continuous improvement wherever we practice.

Who We Are

We are physicians, nurses, educators and public health professionals interested in facilitating meaningful collaboration with participating hospitals to improve everyday pediatric readiness. For just over two years we have been working with one Southwest Washington and sixteen Oregon hospitals on a national pediatric readiness project. Now that the national project has concluded, we would like to invite all Oregon and Southwest Washington hospitals to join us in the next phase of the PRP at the level that best meets their individual needs.

How We Serve

The PRP offers opportunities for participating hospitals to collaborate through:

webinars (live and on demand), in situ simulations, tabletop exercises, hospital visits, in-person education sessions, phone-based conference calls, in-person conferences in partnership with public health and healthcare professional organizations

Collaborative Problem Solving and Resource Sharing:

peer-to-peer joint problem-solving, mentorship, open-format materials, specific pediatric policies/protocols/procedures, standardized pathways for common conditions
quality improvement and data entry templates, collaborative-driven quality improvement projects


working to secure grant funding to promote the longevity of this program, with the goal of creating a permanent home that supports collaboration and continuous improvement of pediatric readiness among all Oregon and Southwest Washington hospitals

What We Are Not

We do not have a hidden agenda. We are not attempting to promote any particular brand or to influence referral patterns. We are a small group of individuals who are deeply invested in working with you to ensure that kids in Oregon and Southwest Washington get the highest quality medical care possible.

What Participation Can Look Like


Pediatric Readiness Program - Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington

Contact Us

Rachel Ford, MPH
EMSC Program Manager

Education Sessions

November 11, 2021 0800-0900
The New and Nuanced Ways to Evaluate Fever in Infants Aged Less than 60 Days
CEU Available


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the education session. Once you login to the session, follow the pop-up instructions.

Presented by: Dr. Beech Burns, Emergency Department Medical Director, Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Education Session Description: You will learn about the historical approach to the evaluation of young children with fever, and examine the evidence undergirding the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical practice guideline for evaluating patients aged less than 60 days with fever. You will also learn about the practice implications of adopting the new guidelines.

CME: Legacy Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Legacy Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CE accreditation: CE credit (1.0 hours) has been provided by Legacy Health Patient Care and approved by the California State Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 8749.

CEU is available up to 3 months after live session

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