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Right Care. Right Place. Right time.

Improving pediatric acute care

ImPACTS (Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through Simulation) was created to ensure that ill and injured children receive the highest quality of emergency care whenever and wherever it is needed.

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Our Vision

TO ENSURE THAT...

...every ill and injured child receives timely, safe, and effective emergency care whenever and wherever it is needed (no matter where they live, attend school, or travel).

...emergency Medical care providers across the continuum are prepared to provide timely, safe, and effective emergency care to children.

...every ED has the equipment and resources to provide timely, safe, and effective emergency care to children.

 

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About

Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through Simulation (ImPACTS) brings together individuals working to improve pediatric emergency care in a community of practice. In the US, 90% of the 31 million children requiring emergency care present to EDs where the majority of the patients are adults. These EDs may not be optimized to care for the sickest pediatric patients and/or have access to pediatric subspecialists. ImPACTS involves academic medical centers collaborating community hospitals and other academic medical centers in a community of practice with a shared vision.

Emergency Departments

Empowering staff to learn, develop, and take steps toward making their ED pediatric ready.  By leveraging a network of Regional & Hospital Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators, every ED can implement the best practices and policies to support a long-term commitment to child care.

Inpatient

Aimed to assess the education needs and resources available to inpatient pediatric units and hospitals.

Free Open Access Medical Simulations

Utilizing virtual, hybrid, screen-based, and hybrid learning methods, pediatric care trainings take place through a variety of platforms.

Transport

The ImPACTS Transport project aims to describe, measure and compare pediatric specialty transport teams. Pediatric transport teams from academic medical centers will complete three in situ sims of a decompensating child in their own transport vehicles.

Outpatient

The goal of ImPACTS is to improve the quality of care delivered to acutely ill and injured children whenever and wherever it is needed. Outpatient offices and general pediatricians are often a vital link in the continuum of pediatric acute care required to achieve this goal.

EMS

This is a multi-site educational project addressing performance of EMS teams providing
resuscitative care to critically ill children in a simulated setting

NICU

Evaluate and improve delivery room readiness in Level I & II community delivery rooms and NICUs with simulation and debriefing.

Our Partnering
Academic Medical Centers

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