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Caring for Critically Ill Adults in PICUs Is Not "Child's Play"

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Editorial by authors that led the Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care Task Force and 2014 Task Force for Mass Critical Care.

Written in response to article by Remy and his co-authors which provides timely advice primarily aimed at pediatric intensive care physicians regarding key differences in the medical management of critically ill adults .

Editorial authors say that In order to successfully provide the care outlined by Remy and colleagues to adults in a pediatric hospital the enablers of care such as staff, 'stuff', space, and systems must be arranged a priori.

Successful delivery of care also depends on a robust '3Cs' (command, control and communication) system.

Authors:
Michael D. Christian, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCCM
Niranjan Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, FCCM, FACP, FACPE


Estimated Time: 06:00 min

Categories: Disaster, Pediatrics,
Content Type: Articles,