What, then, is an EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics)? Just
a loosely used term, or is there an actual approval process with
requirements? Is an EDAP the same as a "Pediatric ER" and if not, what
distinguishes it from any ER? What does "staffed for pediatric emergencies"
mean? The hospital management might say that since there is at least one ER
doc there who has by definition had peds emergency training as part of his
residency, then that is the staffing, especially with me on "telephone
consultation call." Are there requirements that any other staff besides one
doc (for example any nurses, techs, etc) have any peds training to be a
"EDAP?" Any other kinds of support?
Dr Herman said, (cutting out quotes from two different postings)
...the hospitals ability to advertise
itself to the public as having pediatric services?
...if the ED physician
sees children at all, then that is a pediatric service...
...The ems system should
be clear that pediatric trauma and critical medical cases should be
transported to the nearest EDAP ( Emergency Department Approved for
Pediatrics). or at least staffed for pediatric emergencies.
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