JCR Releases Book, "Pediatric Patient Safety in the ED"

Wilmette, Illinois, UNITED STATES

OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Children who need treatment in the emergency department present special challenges for caregivers, who must recognize that these pediatric patients are different from adult patients in many more ways than just physical size. "Pediatric Patient Safety in the Emergency Department," a new book from Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), edited by Steven E. Krug, M.D., F.A.A.P., past-chair of the AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, aims to help health care providers meet these challenges. The book includes contributions from experts in pediatric patient safety and pediatric emergency care from JCR and the AAP. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

The book offers strategies, case studies, examples and practical tools designed to help health care organizations improve safety in the high-risk, highly-complex world of pediatric emergency care. "Pediatric Patient Safety in the Emergency Department" and accompanying CD-ROM includes approaches to enhance communication, real-life examples, suggested checklists of types of child-size, child-safe medical instruments and numerous tools, checklists and forms that can be adapted for any organization.

"Pediatric Patient Safety in the Emergency Department" is available for $99 using order code PPSE08 by calling JCR Customer Service toll-free at 877.223.6866, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, weekdays, or visit www.jcrinc.com.

Joint Commission Resources (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission. JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing consulting services, educational services and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission. JCR provides consulting services independently from The Joint Commission and in a fully confidential manner. Please visit our web site at www.jcrinc.com.

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