Right care, right place, right time
Improving pediatric acute care through collaboration

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.

ImPACTS has now expanded to include virtual options to ensure that all community sites continue to be supported in pediatric care throughout COVID-19. If you are interested in learning more about this please contact ImPACTS



ImPACTS ED project has launched ImPACTS ED 3.0! This will combine the work we have started with the Distance Learning Project to include in situ simulation. This project is focusing on creating "off the shelf" pediatric content for community ED Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECCs) to share with their ED staff. This will still include simulation and a collaborative relationship between the Academic Medical Center (Hub) and community ED (spoke). Interested in participating or learning more? Email us at:   ImPACTS ED

ImPACTS EM Resident Updates

We are continuing to move forward with enrolling sites and are meeting monthly to discuss updates and next steps. Please contact ImPACTS EM Resident if you would like more information or if your site would like to participate.

ImPACTS Inpatient Updates

The ImPACTS Inpatient Initiative is moving forward with the goal of supporting community hospital preparedness to assess and acutely manage a critically ill patient. We have put together an educational needs assessment for a subset of community hospitals to assess their educational needs. Currently we are working with colleagues in emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine and pediatric critical care to put together an assessment tool for community hospitals to use when assessing their preparation in managing a critically ill pediatric patient. Interested in learning more?

Contact ImPACTS Inpatient

ImPACTS Outpatient Update

ImPACTS Outpatient has adapted work due to COVID-19 restrictions. For those actively participating or planning on participating we will be launching a virtual option for completing the readiness survey and simulation for those unable to complete in person, for more information on this please visit the Outpatient tab for updated protocol. Please reach out to ImPACTS Outpatient with any questions!


The NICU project continues to move forward and is working on case development and the readiness survey. The NICU group will be meeting monthly to discuss progress on the program to date and next steps. Please contact ImPACTS NICU if you are interested in joining this work group.

ImPACTS Transport Updates

The ImPACTS Transport project is actively enrolling Hub sites with a pediatric transport team to assess and compare pediatric transport teams in a simulated setting. We are looking for sites to enroll and complete simulations by December 2021. More information can be found on the ImPACTS Transport Tab. Is your site interested in participating? Contact us at ImPACTS Transport

Improving pediatric preparedness in the Emergency Department

There has been considerable growth in the number of emergency departments (ED) and ED patient visits in the United States over the past two decades. EDs in the United States are disparate in their readiness to provide care to ill and injured children. The majority of Academic Medical Centers have high levels of pediatric readiness, as many of their EDs are designed and operated solely for the care of children.Read More..