Reaffirmed June 2013, October 2007
Revised June 2001
Approved January 1996
Originally approved September 1989, rescinded June 1995
As an adjust to this policy statement, ACEP has prepared a policy resource and education paper (PREP) titled "Report of Preparedness of the Emergency Department for the Care of Children"
Emergency physicians treat the majority of acutely ill and injured children in the United States.
By virtue of their training and experience, emergency physicians are fully qualified to provide initial stabilization and treatment of childhood emergencies. In this capacity, emergency physicians: