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PedsGuide App

In our commitment to creating a world of well-being for all children, Children’s Mercy Kansas City has created PedsGuide as a means for evidence-based pediatric clinical support guidelines to be available to health care providers.

PedsGuide is a multi-module pediatric clinical decision support tool intended for use only by professional health care providers and emergency personnel for informational and educational purposes. Each module provides users with a step-by-step interactive clinical decision support process, including reference material and/or contextually relevant information based on evidence-based practice and expert opinion routinely used in clinical practice to assist in management of various acute illnesses in children.

For health care providers seeking to request a consult from Children’s Mercy, PedsGuide includes a quick-call feature to contact emergency medicine physicians or the Children’s Mercy Emergency Medical Transport Team

Watch Brandan Kennedy, MD give an overview of the PedsGuide app.

App features

  • Easy-to-use checklists for entering basic clinical and medical history information to assess a patient’s risk of severe illness.

  • Interactive flow algorithms to support advanced pediatric emergencies.

  • Weight and age-based tools for pediatric resuscitation, emergent medication dosing, cardiovascular drip calculation, rapid sequence intubation, acute burn assessment and fluid resuscitation guidelines, Glascow scoring.

  • Step-by-step recommendations and decision trees for diagnostic testing, medication use, and clinical disposition that helps users make optimal, evidence-based management decisions for acutely ill children.

  • Visual aids provide users an estimation of risk for severe illness based on different clinical scenarios.

  • Evaluation and treatment algorithms based off national recommendations and expert opinion for managing febrile infants less than 90 days old.

  • DKA diagnosis and initial management recommendations.

  • Weight and age-based tools for IVF and insulin drip titration using a two-bag system during DKA management.

  • Transformed algorithm for Brief Resolved Unexplained Event assessment and treatment guidelines.


The app may be downloaded from either the Apple or Google Play stores.