[PDF] Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - RCPCH
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Publication date:
01 June 2018


These standards aim to ensure that urgent and emergency care is fully integrated to ensure children are seen by the right people, at the right place and in the right setting.

In total, there are 70 standards, covering the following areas:

* An integrated urgent and emergency care system

* Environment in emergency care settings

* Workforce and training

* Management of the sick or injured child

* Safeguarding in emergency care settings

* Mental health

* Children with complex medical needs

* Major incidents involving children and young people

* Safe transfers

* Death of a child

* Information system and data analysis

* Research for paediatric emergency care

Practice examples are included within the standards to support services delivering these standards. Metrics have been included and an accompanying audit toolkit is in development, to help monitor local progress and generate ideas for how standards can be best met.