We are in the process of building a new Pediatric Emergency Department at Penn State. Currently we have Child Life specialists present in the ED for 10 ½ hours per day. We are interested in asking the hospital for additional Child Life coverage. We see approximately 20,000 patients per year, which we expect will increase once our new Peds ED is open. Are there any standards out there for what optimal coverage should be. What coverage do other Peds EDs have?
Gail S. Rudnitsky, M.D.
Director Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
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