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American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Joint AAEM/CORD/SAEM Pediatric Position Statement

Physicians who have successfully completed an accredited Emergency Medicine residency or are ABEM/AOBEM certified possess the knowledge and skills required to provide quality emergency medical care to children of all ages for a wide variety of illnesses, injuries or poisonings. To provide quality care, the emergency physician must have all necessary age-appropriate medical equipment readily available, and have access to appropriate specialty and sub-specialty physicians to provide any needed patient care after emergency department treatment. Physically separated care areas for children are not mandatory in order to provide high-quality care to patients of all ages.

8/12/02