Colorado Pediatric Preparedness for the Emergency Room (COPPER)

Colorado EMSC is currently working with a handful of pilot sites to inform the development and implementation of a standardized, voluntary pediatric readiness recognition program known as Colorado Pediatric Preparedness for the Emergency Room, or COPPER. It is our goal to have this program ready to launch statewide by the fall of 2020. If your hospital ED is interested in participating, please contact Stacey Quesada, EMSC Program Manager, at

For facilities wanting to do a self-assessment of their ED's pediatric readiness, we suggest you view the latest guidelines on pediatric readiness in the emergency department and download the corresponding checklist. Both are linked below. These are the items that will largely form the basis for the COPPER program. 

Pediatric Readiness Guidelines for the

Emergency Department

Pediatric Readiness

Checklist for the

Emergency Department

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For more information, please contact:

Stacey Quesada

EMSC Colorado Program Manager