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Critical Care
critical care
 
In developed countries, modern medicine has reached the stage where we can sustain the life of babies who in the past might not have survived a difficult birth. However parents who have a very premature or very sick baby may be faced with complex questions about what the future holds. These babies may have serious abnormalities or have problems because of infection or complications at birth. Such problems can lead to disability, particularly in the case of very small babies who are born prematurely. It is now known that the increasing number of survivors is associated with an greater incidence of neurodevelopmental disabilities.
 
 
Sections: Critical Care: Introduction, Acute Respiratory Failure, Mechanical Ventilation, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Asthma (Life-Threatening), Shock, Indications for Central Venous & Arterial Cannulation, Brain Injury/Cerebral Edema, Ethical Deliberation and End-of-Life Care in the PICU, Nutritional Support of the Critically Ill Child, Pain & Anxiety Control.
 
Excerpt: "Caring for critically ill children remains one of the most demanding and challenging aspects of the field of pediatrics. The care of patients with life-threatening conditions, from serious medical illness to traumatic injuries and recovery from major surgery, requires a detailed understanding of the physiology of the body and the pathophysiology of major illnesses, as well as an understanding of and experience with the rapidly changing technologies available in a modern intensive care unit (ICU). In addition, the science of caring for the critically ill patient has evolved rapidly over the last decade, as the molecular mediators of illness have become better defined and new therapies have been devised based on those advances. As a result, critical care is more than ever a multidisciplinary field that requires a team-oriented approach, including critical care physicians and nursing staff, pharmacists, referring physicians, consulting specialists, and social services specialists...."
 
 
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