Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 110–115 | Cite as

Advocating For Pediatric Rapid Response Worldwide

  • Alison R. GardnerEmail author
  • Mardi Steere
Pain Management (S Mace, Section Editor)
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  1. Pain Management


Purpose of Review

General pediatricians have been involved for decades in bringing health to the world’s children with preventive and public health interventions. Building on this, this article seeks to explore the necessary concepts and components that would facilitate a rapid response for critically ill or injured pediatric patients to become a life-saving reality for all children.

Recent Findings

It has been shown that emergency care can be done practically, cost-effectively, and is necessary to save the lives of children who will, just like children in the USA, suffer from critical illness and injury as a matter of living.


There is a challenge to the pediatric emergency medicine community to facilitate the training and delivery of rapid pediatric response worldwide, with the recognition that emergency care is a specialty of rapid team formation to identify critically ill children, and rapid action to resuscitate them.


Global Pediatric Resuscitation Resource-limited Partnership Education 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Alison Gardner and Mardi Steere declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Emergency MedicineWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.AIC Kijabe HospitalKijabeKenya
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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