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Medical groups release guidance on handling death of a child in the ED

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Posted on June 26, 2014

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June 23rd, 2014- American Academy of Pediatrics News, Medical groups release guidance on handling death of a child in the ED.

The American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated with American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) on Death of a Child in the Emergency Department, a policy statement and technical report. The documents, published in the July issue of Pediatrics ( and ) and released online June 23, are endorsed by all three organizations.

The goal of the revised policy and technical report, expanded to include emergency nursing, is to help ED staff care for the patient, family members and each other following a child’s death.

 

 

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