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Hospital Guidelines for Management of Pediatric Patients in Disasters

King County Healthcare Coalition

The guidelines are designed to be integrated into the hospital incident command structure. Topics related to pediatric disaster preparedness include the following:

  • Staffing and training
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Pharmaceutical planning
  • Dietary planning
  • Security and psychosocial support
  • Transportation
  • Inpatient bed planning
  • Decontamination of children
  • Hospital-based triage
This document has undergone multiple iterations and has been reviewed by emergency department and critical care physician staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital and by the Disaster Committee of Harborview Medical Center.


PediatricToolkit - King County - hospitals