With the increasing amount of pediatric behavioral health conditions presenting to emergency departments with increasing lengths of stay in the ED, this toolkit to help assist with the care of boarding pediatric patients who present for a behavioral health complaint and are awaiting placement or further evaluation. It was designed and provided by the New England Emergency Medical Services for Children Collaborative.
This includes three resources:
- The Activities Resource Packet contains a no cost self-care activities binder for patients and caregivers. This binder includes several coping exercises including breathing, relaxing, mindfulness, and gratitude practices. The activities are self-guided and can be done at any time.
- The Behavioral Health Training video series contains a series of videos covering topics including introduction to pediatric behavioral health conditions, coping and common triggers, psychiatric medications and more.
- The Comprehensive Care Bundle contains a variety of tools to help enhance patient safety and staff communication for children with behavioral health symptoms that are boarding in your emergency department awaiting psychiatric care/disposition.
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE COORDINATOR TOOLKIT
PEDIATRIC INPATIENT BED CONTACT LIST
Pediatric Practice Guidelines
Updated July 2016
The Pediatric Section of MACEP is pleased to offer you carepaths for Febrile Seizures and Croup. These carepaths were developed by our section over the past several months, and are geared specifically for community emergency departments that may not see large volumes of children. They are based on several regional and national resources, and have been approved by the MACEP Board of Directors.
CROUP Practice Guideline
FEBRILE SEIZURE Guideline
Febrile Infant without a Source
If you would like follow up on any pediatric patients you have transferred to a Massachusetts Academic Center (Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Massachusetts, Tufts or Baystate), please contact Joyce Li, MACEP pediatric co-chair at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help facilitate contact with the appropriate person for follow up.