Extending the Reach of Pediatric Emergency Preparedness A Virtual Tabletop Exercise Targeting Children’s Needs
So, M., Dziuban, E.J., Franks, J.L., et al. (2019). Extending the Reach of Pediatric Emergency Preparedness: A Virtual Tabletop Exercise Targeting Children’s Needs. (Abstract only.) Public Health Reports.
The authors held and evaluated a virtual tabletop exercise with 26 pediatricians and public health practitioners from 4 states. They examined participants’ knowledge and confidence to fulfill targeted federal preparedness capabilities immediately before and after the exercise, then examined progress on actions 1 and 6 months post-exercise. Results were positive and the authors emphasize the need to address barriers to improve long-term pediatric preparedness efforts.