Helping Children Survive
Health System Quality Improvement Program
IMPROVING SURVIVAL RATES OF CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 5 YEARS OLD
Helping Children Survive is a health system quality improvement program designed to increase survival of children younger than 5 years. The program includes a 2-day training that equips community and hospital healthcare providers with skills to recognize and stabilize severely ill children—for example, those in respiratory distress and hypovolemic shock. These skills can prevent the need for hospitalization or ensure the child survives and thrives through the referral to higher levels of care.