This #ICUrehab season has focussed on preventing PICU morbidities & improving recovery.

Our successes in #pedsICU mean that most kids survive & we increasingly see survivors with chronic complex conditions, either in ICU or frequently readmitted. They are still a relatively small population but use a huge proportion of our bed days and are a population with unique risks & needs.

Dr Rob Graham runs the home ventilation program at Boston Children’s Hospital and has an incredibly thoughtful and thorough approach to these patients.

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Selected references

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2.Mancebo, J. G. et al. A comparative two-cohort study of pediatric patients with long term stay in ICUs. Scientific Reports 1–9 (2021) doi:10.1038/s41598-021-84248-z.
3.Miura, S., Fukushima, M., Kurosawa, H. & Kimura, S. Epidemiology of long-stay patients in the pediatric intensive care unit: prevalence, characteristics, resource consumption and complications. J Public Health 30, 111–119 (2022).
4.Garcia, X. et al. Improved Care to Chronic Patients in CICU. Congenit Heart Dis 7, 403–409 (2012).
5.Pollack, M. M., Wilkinson, J. D. & Glass, N. L. Long-Stay Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patients: Outcome and Resource Utilization. Pediatrics 80, 855–860 (2006).
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Season 3, Episode 6
Published: August 10, 2022
Run time: 1.12

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