Death of a Child in the Emergency Department

A joint policy statement of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)


Reaffirmed January 2019

Revised April 2014 by AAP, March 2013 by ACEP, and October 2012 by ENA

Reaffirmed October 2008 by ACEP and AAP

Originally approved February 2002 by ACEP and June 2002 by AAP

This policy statement is accompanied by a Technical Report titled, “Death of a Child in the Emergency Department”

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