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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. From 2018-20 we worked with one Southwest Washington and sixteen Oregon hospitals on a national Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative. With the conclusion of the national project we created the PRP and invited all Oregon and Southwest Washington hospitals to participate 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 organization or 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 Session

August 15, 2024 1200-1300
Pediatric Seizures in the Emergency Department

An Increase in Pediatric Emergency Room Visits for Headache: Why Is This Happening and What Can We Do?


Laura Bliss MD & Alison Christy MD PHD

Description: Participants will learn about how to distinguish between primary and secondary seizures, how to identify indications for ordering an outpatient EEG, prescribing a rescue medication, and starting anti-seizure and rescue medications. Participants will also learn about typical dosing and side effects of common anti-seizure and rescue medications.

Participants will also understand why pediatric patients come to the emergency room for headache, and why emergency room utilization is increasing, while also discussing emergency room treatment of pediatric headache.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email.
CME available up to 30 days after session

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Legacy Health and Oregon Emergency Medical Services for Children. 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.