About PdLN

About PdLN

The Pediatric Liaison Nurses of Los Angeles County

Mission Statement The Pediatric Liaison Nurses of Los Angeles County is a nonprofit organization committed to the promotion of quality health care for the pediatric patient. Through communication, education and representation, PdLN is committed to:

  • Maintaining a network for dissemination of information and data to Emergency Departments Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
  • Developing a positive working relationship with state and local EMS agencies on issues that affect the health care of pediatric patients
  • Promoting the health and welfare of children and their families through educational programs for the community and health care providers.

History of the PdLN

June 2010 maked the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles County EDAP System

PdLN Citings in Literature

Henderson, D. The Los Angeles County Pediatric Emergency Care System. J Emerg Nurs 1988;14:96-100

Fredrickson, J. The Pediatric Liaison Nurse: A New Specialist in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs 1988; 14: 129-30

McGrath, N. and Fredrickson, J. (1995). Pediatric quality improvement in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 21(2), 172-174.

McGrath, N. and Fredrickson, J. (2001). Pediatric Liaison Nurses of LA County representing 55 emergency departments celebrate 15th anniversary. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 27(5), 503-506.

Fifth Annual EMSC Conference, San Diego, CA. November 6-7, 2002. Poster Presentation: The Pediatric Liaison Nurses of Los Angeles County