A study published Online First in The Lancet shows that use of specialist retrieval teams, rather than non-specialist teams, to transfer sick children to a hospital with a specialised paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is associated with reduced mortality. The findings support the policy of combining centralisation of intensive care services for children with the use of specialist retrieval teams, which has occurred in the UK and some other high income countries in recent years.
The Lefkofsky Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago receives the ICU Design Citation -- co-sponsored by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Society of Critical Care Medicine ... Read Post
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is recognizing the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with the Beacon Award for Excellence. Read Post