In the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), you will care for the sickest children in the hospital. Many PICUs provide care for both medical and postsurgical patients, with a multidisciplinary team of intensivists, surgeons, and subspecialists. The goal of this rotation guide is to introduce important concepts and literature that will help you understand, make, and support decisions regarding care for critically ill children.
The following topics are addressed in this rotation guide:
If you are interested in a career in critical care, see Next Steps for more information about conferences, training, and other opportunities.
A brief history of pediatric critical care medicine can be found here.
Last updated: April 2018