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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal

PCCM is the first scientific, peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on pediatric critical care and critical care neonatology.

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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) is internationally recognized as a leading critical care journal. PCCM presents practitioners with clinical breakthroughs that lead to better patient care for critically ill and injured patients. Launched in July 2000, it is a growing publication that is distributed monthly. PCCM is an official publication of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS).
 
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View critical content from the latest issue of PCCM! Editor-in-Chief Robert C. Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, created this brief video to highlight the must-read articles in this month's issue.

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PCCM Audio Summary – February 2024

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The February 2024 issue highlights three late-breaker articles on various subjects—effects of early rehabilitation in critically ill children, early use of adrenaline infusions in septic shock, and the use of stress ulcer prophylaxis versus placebo in critically ill children with heart disease. Feature articles explore family challenges of PICU patients as well as topics in tracheal intubation. The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine trial and brief report investigate the levels and use of vitamin C and thiamin in children with suspected sepsis. Online clinical investigations cover topics including hospital failure to rescue in postoperative mortality, suicide and self-harm in adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the association of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism with mechanical ventilation. The issue concludes with a study on dying and death in a PICU. 


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Robert C. Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Editor-in-Chief
Robert C. Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Dr. Tasker is a leader in pediatric critical care. He serves as the founding chair in neurocritical care and senior associate staff physician in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. As a clinical academic, he is a professor of anesthesia (pediatrics) at Harvard Medical School, with a fellowship at Selwyn College, Cambridge (UK). He was selected to serve as editor-in-chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine because of his extensive editorial expertise and international experience. He has more than 20 years of experience as an editorial associate for other academic medical journals, including Intensive Care Medicine, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Critical Care, and Current Opinion in Pediatrics. He served as an associate editor and senior associate editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine before becoming editor-in-chief.

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