Pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) have been developed to provide intensive care for children between post-neonatal age and adolescence. These units have largely been developed in North America, mainly in tertiary hospitals. In Italy, critically ill children are still often nursed on adult ICU's, where medical and nursing staff often lack pediatric training. Here we report the first 5-year experience of the multidisciplinary PICU developed at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, focusing on PICU and patients characteristics, as well as on the evaluation of outcome by means of the Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) score.
|Translated title of the contribution||The evolution of care for the critical child: pediatric intensive care|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - May 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health