There is a growing awareness of the broad range of problems that patients and their families can face after a stay in the #pedsICU which is now known as Post Intensive Care Syndrome – pediatrics or PICS-p

Nurse researcher and clinician Joseph Manning developed the PICS-p framework and has deep experience in following up these patients and families after they leave the ICU.

Pediatrica Intensiva season 3 is edited by Professor Karen Choong from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and co hosted by Drs Greg Kelly (Sydney Children’s Hospital Network), Peta Alexander (Boston Children’s Hospital) and Mike Clifford (Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne)

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Selected references

1.Silver, G. et al. Association Between Pediatric Delirium and Quality of Life After Discharge. Critical care medicine 48, 1829–1834 (2020).
2.Manning, J. C., Pinto, N. P., Rennick, J. E., Colville, G. & Curley, M. A. Q. Conceptualizing Post Intensive Care Syndrome in Children-The PICS-p Framework. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 19, 298–300 (2018).
3.Pandharipande, P. P. et al. Long-Term Cognitive Impairment after Critical Illness. New England Journal of Medicine369, 1306–1316 (2013).
4.Hartman, M. E., Williams, C. N., Hall, T. A., Bosworth, C. C. & Piantino, J. A. Post-Intensive Care Syndrome for the Pediatric Neurologist. Pediatr Neurol 108, 47–53 (2020).
5.Mart, M. F. & Ware, L. B. The long-lasting effects of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 00, 1–10 (2020).


Season 3, Episode 5
Published: August 10, 2022
Run time: 1.13

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