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Disaster preparedness: In the NICU

One-quarter of the U.S. population is children, and kids have unique needs – including the need for specialized medical care with equipment, devices and medicines designed specifically for them. As one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals, Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., not only provides world-class care for our patients, we also plan for how to continue that care without interruption in the midst of public health emergencies. Here is how we train our staff in the neonatal intensive care unit for natural disasters.