Key Features

  • Focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities with the text’s clear, logical, organ-system approach.
  • Keep all members of the pediatric ICU team up to date with coverage of topics particularly relevant to their responsibilities.

Table of Contents

Chapter Title

1 History of Pediatric Critical Care

2 The Intensivist in the New Hospital Environment: Patient Care and Stewardship of Hospital Resources

3 The Nurse in Pediatric Critical Care

4 Research in Pediatric Critical Care

5 Proving the Point: Evidence-Based Medicine in Pediatric Critical Care

6 "Outcomes in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:

Implications for Health Services Research and Patient Care

7 Safety and Quality Assessment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

8 Information Technology in Critical Care

9 Family-Centered Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

10 Ethics in Pediatric Intensive Care

11 Ethical Issues in Death and Dying

12 Palliative Care

13 "The Process of Organ Donation and Pediatric Donor


14 Pediatric Transport: Shifting the Paradigm to Improve Patient Outcome

15 Pediatric Vascular Access and Centeses

16 Pediatric Intensive Care in Developing Countries

17 Educating the intensivist

18 Critical Care in Public Health Emergencies

19 Structure and Function of the Heart

20 Regional Circulation

21 Principles of Invasive Monitoring

22 Assessment of Cardiovascular Function

23 Echocardiography and Noninvasive Cardiac Diagnostics

24 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiac Catheterization

25 Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System

26 Cardiopulmonary Interactions

27 Myocardial Dysfunction, Ventricular Assist Devices and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

28 Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm

29 Shock States

30 Cardiac Bypass for Repair of Congenital Heart Disease in Infants and Children

31 Critical Care After Surgery for Congenital Cardiac Disease

32 Cardiac Transplantation

33 Physiologic Foundations of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

34 Performance of CPR in


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About the authors

Bradley Fuhrman

Affiliations and Expertise

Department Chair, Physician-in-Chief, Department of Pediatrics, El Paso Children's Hospital, El Paso, Texas, USA

Jerry Zimmerman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology; Directorof Critical Care, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA