National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center
PECARN is making huge strides pediatric emergency care research
It is difficult to conduct research in pediatric emergency care because there are so few cases. PECARN's multi-institutional approach now makes more of this research possible.
PECARN is the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, the first federally-funded multi-institutional network for research in pediatric emergency medicine.
The goal of this network is to conduct meaningful and rigorous multi-institutional research into the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth across the continuum of emergency medicine health care.
The PECARN network consists of a coordinating data center, four Research Node Centers (RNCs), and over 20 Hospital Emergency Department Affiliates (HEDAs) that represent academic, community, urban, rural, general, and children's hospitals. The entire network serves approximately 800,000 acutely ill and injured children every year.
Check out the PECARN Website now.