Inpatient Capacity at Children’s Hospitals during Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak, United States

Quantifying how close hospitals came to exhausting capacity during the outbreak of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 can help the health care system plan for more virulent pandemics.

Ensuring the Health of Children in Disasters

Infants, children, adolescents, and young adults have unique physical, mental, behavioral, developmental, communication, therapeutic, and social needs that must be addressed and met in all aspects of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Supporting the Grieving Child and Family

The death of someone close to a child often has a profound and lifelong effect on the child and results in a range of both short- and long-term reactions. Pediatricians, within a patient-centered medical home, are in an excellent position to provide anticipatory guidance to caregivers and to offer assistance and support to children and families.

Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Disasters disproportionally affect vulnerable, technology-dependent people, including preterm and critically ill newborn infants. It is important for health care providers to be aware of and prepared for the potential consequences of disasters NICU.

Diastolic Hypotension, Troponin Elevation and Electrocardiographic Changes Associated with the Management of Moderate to Severe Asthma in Children.

The objective was to determine the occurrence of, and the factors associated with, diastolic hypotension and troponin elevation

Chemical-Biological Terrorism and Its Impact on Children

Chemical and biological events (including infectious disease outbreaks) may affect children disproportionately, and the threat of a chemical or biological attack remains in the United States and worldwide.

A Rapid Medical Screening Process Improves Emergency Department Patient Flow During Surge Associated With Novel H1N1 Influenza Virus

We compare emergency department (ED) patient flow during the fall 2009 novel H1N1-associated surge in patient volumes at an urban, tertiary care, pediatric medical center to that in the previous winter virus season.

Pediatric Anthrax Clinical Management

Anthrax is a zoonotic disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, which has multiple routes of infection in humans, manifesting in different initial presentations of disease. Because B anthracis has the potential to be used as a biological weapon and can rapidly progress to systemic anthrax with high mortality in those who are exposed and untreated

The Role of Pediatric Health Care Providers

This article is part of a collaborative effort by experts in the field of emergency preparedness to complete an overview begun by the late Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, on the current challenges and future directions in pediatric disaster readiness.

Roundtable on the National Health Security Strategy and At‐Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience

The Biennial Implementation Plan (BIP) for the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) describes a set of desired outcomes and specific activities that are designed to put the Nation on the path toward attaining the goals and objectives contained in the NHSS.