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FYI: National Pediatric Readiness Project, COVID-19 vaccine resources, free online courses

July 1, 2021

ED readiness assessment

Has your local emergency department (ED) completed the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP) assessment? Every hospital nurse manager across the U.S. has received postal and email notifications with a link to complete the web-based assessment. One assessment can be completed per ED. The assessment is intended for facilities open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Upon completing the assessment, the nurse manager will receive a report that includes an ED pediatric readiness score (0 to 100), average scores of EDs of similar pediatric volume, an average score of participating EDs to use as a benchmark and an analysis to target pediatric readiness improvement efforts.

The project is supported by the AAP, American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses Association and the Federal Emergency Medical Services for Children Program. The 2021 NPRP assessment is open through July 31. Access the NPRP toolkit at and find assessment details at

COVID-19 vaccine resources

  • Watch the AAP video series Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccinator at
  • Share “Sesame Street” materials, including coloring pages, posters, articles and videos with families. Visit
  • Display posters on how to sign up for v-safe, the smartphone-based vaccine safety monitoring tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese). Visit
  • A fact sheet and infographic from the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units on reducing health risks associated with disinfectants are available in English and Spanish at

Free online courses

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