Study Says More ERs Aren't Equipped For Kids

Most hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. are not properly prepared to treat children, according to a new study.

In fact, only six percent of over five thousand emergency departments have the equipment recommended in 2001 by the American Association of Pediatrics.

Missing from many ERs are neo-natal and infant equipment and child laryngeal mask airways.

59-percent of the hospitals surveyed were aware of the AAP guidelines and did get higher preparedness scores.


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