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It is commonly believed that medical emergencies do not present to general pediatric offices. However, it has been estimated that 0.9-42 emergencies per office site/year occur. The most common presentations are respiratory in nature. However, children can also present with dehydration, seizure, psychiatric or behavioral complaints. Despite this, most offices are not prepared to handle these presentations for various reasons. Multiple studies have showed that preparedness in inpatient settings is improved with education, implementation, or protocols and deliberate practice with mock codes. However, there have been few studies in the outpatient setting. One study utilized simulation as a tool to improve preparedness in an outpatient setting. This study hopes to improve outpatient preparedness as well as identify latent safety threats in the outpatient setting by utilizing rapid cycle simulation in clinics around the Kansas City area.

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Emergency Medicine | Pediatrics

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Presented at the PEM National Fellows Conference; Columbus, OH; April 2-4, 2022

Outpatient Emergency Preparedness