An emergency department pediatric emergency care champion, also known as a PECC, is a designated liaison who champions pediatric emergency care in the hospital or stand alone ED setting. A PECC can be a nurse, physician, or advanced practice provider. Their responsibilities can include the following:
- Ensures that the pediatric perspective is included in ED policies and protocols
- Promotes pediatric training opportunities
- Ensures availability and correct use of pediatric medications and equipment
- Promoting hospital and ED participation in pediatric-related prevention programs
- Ensures disaster plans address the needs of children
- Collaborates with local emergency medical services PECC(s)
- Promotes family-centered care
- Addresses the care of children with special healthcare needs
Hospital EDs are encouraged to have a physician and nurse PECC.
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How to Become a PECC
If you are interested in becoming a PECC, email PEDReady@jax.ufl.edu or call 904-244-4986.