It’s a branch of medicine deals with the diagnosis and management of severe conditions needing sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. It is a field of pediatrics with a focus on the extreme care of the critically ill or injured children. Pediatric critical care can be seen in diverse environments and medical specialties such as general intensive care units, trauma intensive care units, surgical intensive care units, cardiothoracic intensive care units, and coronary care units, etc.
Pediatric Critical care common focus areas include cardiac disease, lung injury, brain injury, and renal replacement therapy.
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