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Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization

Unified. Prepared. Resilient.

Phone: 503-823-5386

FAX: 503-823-3903

Pediatric Surge Planning

This project will fund ~.5 FTE  Program Specialist Sr. for one year to support planning efforts for Pediatric Surge Planning as part of the NW Oregon Health Preparedness Organization. The other .5 FTE will be funded by the Hospital Preparedness Program, making this a jointly-funded project.     This request is a continuation request as this project is slated to  continue into 2018.  The project goal  is to support hospitals and healthcare systems in increasing their  capabilities to care for pediatric patients in a trauma surge event.  This includes the creation of a regional  pediatric emergency care plan which maximizes the use of limited pediatric  resources to provide high-quality care to as many children as possible. This  will require training non-pediatric providers to provide high-quality care  for children during a health emergency, and creating a system to provide  appropriate support to those non-pediatric providers.