Pediatricians in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area were surveyed to assess their readiness to deal with life-threatening emergencies in their offices. Information about emergency equipment, prearranged emergency plans, advanced life support training, and emergency medical services assistance was elicited. Recommendations are made to attain appropriate levels of preparedness in all of these areas.
- Received April 17, 1989.
- Accepted June 21, 1989.
- Copyright © 1990 by the American Academy of Pediatrics