Programs should have a procedure for responding to situations when an immediate emergency medical response is required. Emergency procedures should be posted and readily accessible. Child-to-provider ratios should be maintained, and additional adults may need to be called in to maintain the required ratio. Programs should develop contingency plans for emergencies or disaster situations when it may not be possible to follow standard emergency procedures. All providers and/or staff should be trained to manage an emergency until emergency medical care becomes available.
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Last Updated: February 8, 2019