Table 1

Paediatric disaster preparedness in French centres

Centres with paediatric disaster preparedness
(n=28)
Paediatric centres
<150 beds
(n=14)
Paediatric centres
>150 beds
(n=14)
Human resources
 Paediatric emergency care physician in house 24/7, n (%)28 (100)14 (100)14 (100)
 Paediatric intensive care physician in house 24/7, n (%)26 (93)12 (86)14 (100)
 Paediatric anaesthesiologist, n (%)
  In-house 24/720 (71)7 (50)13 (93)*
  On call7 (25)6 (43)1 (7)
  Not available1 (4)1 (7)0 (0)
 Paediatric surgeon, n (%)
  In-house 24/75 (18)0 (0)5 (36)*
  On call21 (75)12 (86)9 (64)
  Not available2 (7)2 (14)0 (0)
AMAVI plan
 Disaster plan includes paediatric component, n (%)27 (96)13 (93)14 (100)
 Specific referring physician for AMAVI, n (%)20 (71)9 (64)11 (79)
 Healthcare providers recall procedure, n (%)27 (96)13 (93)14 (100)
Disaster management training
 AMAVI didactic teaching, n (%)20 (71)8 (56)12 (86)
 Didactic teaching on paediatric trauma, n (%)17 (61)6 (43)11 (79)
 AMAVI simulation training, n (%)22 (79)10 (71)12 (86)
 Simulation includes paediatrics, n (%)19 (68)8 (57)11 (79)
Simulation including paediatrics in the last 2 years, median (IQR)2 (1–3)2 (1–2)
Number of trained healthcare providers, median (IQR)4 (1–8)4 (2–8)6 (3–8)
Centres with ≥1 physician certified in disaster medicine, n (%)7 (25)4 (29)3 (21)
Self-estimated score for hospital preparedness†, median (IQR)6 (5–7)6 (5–7)6 (4–6)
Self-estimated score for individual preparedness†, median (IQR)5 (4–6)5 (4–6)5 (4–7)
  • Data are expressed as median (25–75 IQR) or n (%).

  • *Significant difference between the two groups (p<0.05).

  • †Scale of scoring 0–10, with 0=not prepared and 10=fully prepared.