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Category: Pediatrics

Certified Child Life Specialists: A New Addition to the Critical Care Team

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Certified child life specialists are an invaluable investment in the success of ICU liberation programs . They engage, empower, and support children and their families to mitigate the psychos...

Year in Review: Pediatrics

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the Society of Critical Care Medic...

Estimated Time: 56mins 45secs

SCCM Pod-435 Intracranial and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Thresholds Associated with In-Hospital Mortality Across Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Targets for treatment of raised intracranial pressure or decreased cerebral perfusion pressure in pediatric neurocritical care are not well defined. Host Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, is joined by Alicia K. Au, MD, MS, to discuss this topic.

Estimated Time: 16:38

SCCM Pod-431 Hypertonic Saline in Children with Raised Intracranial Pressure

Mannitol is a commonly used osmotherapy agent in raised intracranial pressure (ICP) but the side effects are significant. An alternative therapy, hypertonic saline, has shown varied results.

Estimated Time: 29:13 hypertension, intracranial, osmotherapy

SCCM Pod-425 Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis PICU Admissions

Cystic fibrosis patient care has advanced greatly in recent years and the mortality rate has improved. Explore  PICU mortality and the factors associated with death among critically ill children with cystic fibrosis in this iCritical Care podcast.

Pediatric Critical Care Collaborative Study Groups: State of the Union

This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on Pediatric Critical Care Collaborative Study Groups.

Estimated Time: Congress, On Demand, pediatrics

SCCM Pod-418 COVID-19 Learning: Conversion of a Children's Hospital to an Adult Hospital

Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, USA, quickly converted a children's hospital to an adult COVID-19 hospital.

Estimated Time: 33:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE

SCCM Pod-412 COVID-19 in Critically Ill Children

Gain valuable insight on the clinical management of COVID-19 and its relevance to the pediatric critical care provider (Ong J, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Apr 7; Epub ahead of print) with host Elizabeth H. Mack, MD, MS, FCCM, and Jacqueline Ong, MB BChir, MMed (Paeds), ...

Estimated Time: 39:09 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU

SCCM Pod-411 Clinician Moral Distress

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Christopher S. Parshuram, MBChB, PhD, discuss clinician moral distress in Canadian pediatric and neonatal intensive care units (Dryden-Palmer,K, et al. Pediatri Crit Care Med. 2020;21(4): 314-323).

Estimated Time: 32:01 min Ethics, Stress

SCCM Pod-406 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children's Guidelines

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Scott L. Weiss, MD, FCCM, discuss the release of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-Associated Organ Dysfunction in Children," published in the February 2020 issue of Pediatric Cri...

Estimated Time: 17:56 min Guidelines, Sepsis, Septic Shock

SCCM Pod-407 Life Following Pediatric Septic Shock

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, talk about the trajectory of long-term mortality and significant health-related quality of life disability among children encountering septic shock.

Estimated Time: 31:31 min Sepsis, Septic Shock

SCCM Pod-399 Risk for Mortality in Critically Ill Children Needing Renal Replacement Therapy

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Danny Hames, MD, on his article titled "Risk Factors for Mortality in Critically Ill Children Requiring Renal Replacement Therapy ," published in the November 2019 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Hames D, et al. Pediatr Crit...

Estimated Time: 22:46 min Pediatrics, RRT, Therapy

SCCM Pod-393 Updated Pediatric Admission, Discharge, and Triage and Levels of Care Guidance

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Lorry R. Frankel, MD, FCCM, discuss the updated pediatric critical care admission, discharge, and triage criteria and levels of care guidance published in the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Frankel L, et al. Pediatr Crit ...

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SCCM Pod-389 Infections on Extracorporeal Life Support

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Luregn Schlapbach, MD, FCICM, review a survey of international practice on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections on extracorporeal life support in adults and children published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Farrell, Deborah...

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SCCM Pod-384 Updated Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM, discuss the updated pediatric severe traumatic brain injury guidelines (Kochanek P, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:S1-S82).

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SCCM Pod-372 Nutrition Support Therapy in the Pediatric Critically Ill Patient

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Nilesh M. Mehta, MD, about the article, “Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Pediatric Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral N...

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SCCM Pod-371 Treating Volume Overload in the ICU with RRT

Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Rajit Basu, MD, MS, FCCM, about treating volume overload in the intensive care unit with renal replacement therapy. Dr. Basu presented his talk at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas.

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SCCM Pod-370 2018 Presidential Address: High-Value Care

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, speaks with SCCM President Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, about the 2018 presidential address on high-value care that Dr. Zimmerman presented at the Society's 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas.

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From the PICU to America’s Got Talent: Angelica Hale’s Story

This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Critical Connections . Most people know Angelica Hale as the tenacious young lady who won hearts with her incredible performances on America’s Got Talent in 2017.

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