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Objectives: To evaluate the prevalence of do-not-resuscitate status, assess the epidemiologic trends of do-not-resuscitate status, and assess the factors associated with do-not-resuscitate status in children after in-hospital cardiac arrest using…

OBJECTIVES: Studies in adult patients have shown that do-not-resuscitate orders are often associated with decreased medical intervention. In neonatology, this phenomenon has not been investigated, and how do-not-resuscitate orders potentially affect…

OBJECTIVES: Around the world, the PICU is one of the most common sites for hospitalized children to die. Although ensuring the best possible care experience for these children and their families is important, clear recommendations for end-of-life and…

Introduction: Family conferences between parents of critically ill children and health care providers in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) serve an important role in family centered care. Many family conferences include palliative care…

Aims & Objectives: To develop three linked projects to enumerate, reflect upon and identify ways to improve the experience of children with life limiting conditions (LLC) admitted to PICU without previous contact with palliative care services or…

Aims & Objectives: End of life conversations form the basis of many complex communication scenarios in paediatric intensive care (PICU). These conversations are sometimes initiated late in the disease process. Anecdotal evidence is that many…

Aims & Objectives: To study the epidemiology of deaths in our paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) over 5 years, so that we can better understand the dying experience of these patients and improve on palliative care for patients with life-limiting…

Aims & Objectives: Caring for dying children is complex and requires coordination of all resources. In PICU the main objective is to save lives and ensure vital functions in critically ill children. However due to the child's critical and life…

Aims & Objectives: Preference for care in dying children is important for the quality of end-of-life care but little is known about attitudes of the relatives of the children toward the preference according to the expected life span. Methods We…

Aims & Objectives: Providing family focussed care through lessons learned from bereavement follow-up. Methods RMCH is a tertiary PICU in UK with 750 admissions annually. Families of all patients who die in PICU are offered bereavement follow-up at…

Aims & Objectives: To identify patients admitted to PICU who might benefit from palliative care using the Spectrum of Children's Palliative Care Needs. Methods Prospective study between July 2016-December2017. Cases admitted to the PICU were assessed…

Aims & Objectives: 60% of children admitted to RMCH PICU might benefit from palliative care (previous case review). Co-coordinating and maintaining continuity of care in these children with multi-speciality input is challenging. Weekly Multi…

OBJECTIVES: This article focuses on compassionate discharge from an ICU setting for pediatric patients. DATA SOURCES: Not Applicable. STUDY SELECTION: Not Applicable. DATA EXTRACTION: Not Applicable. DATA SYNTHESIS: The rationale for compassionate…

OBJECTIVE: To describe parent perspectives regarding the end-of-life experience of children with advanced heart disease. DESIGN: Cross-sectional multicenter survey study of bereaved parents. SETTING: Two tertiary care pediatric hospitals. SUBJECTS:…

OBJECTIVE: This review highlights benefits that patients, families and clinicians can expect to realize when palliative care is intentionally incorporated into the PICU. DATA SOURCES: We searched the MEDLINE database from inception to January 2014…

OBJECTIVES:: To describe sleep quantity, sleep patterns, fatigue, and sleepiness for parents of critically ill hospitalized children. DESIGN:: Prospective observational study. SETTING:: Quaternary academic PICU. PARTICIPANTS:: One hundred eighteen…

OBJECTIVE:: To describe parents' experience of organ donation decision making in the case of donation after circulatory determination of death. DESIGN:: Qualitative exploratory analysis. SETTING:: Participants were recruited from the ICU of a single…

OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics of family conferences at the bedside vs. the conference room in the PICU. DESIGN: Single-site, cohort survey study. SETTING: Thirty-three bed academic PICU in an urban setting. PARTICIPANTS: Ten PICU physicians…

OBJECTIVES: Support from healthcare professionals in a PICU is highly valuable for parents of dying children. The way they care for the patients and their families affects the parents' initial mourning process. This study explores what interaction…

OBJECTIVE: To describe a single-institution pilot study regarding prevalence and risk factors for delirium in critically ill children. DESIGN: A prospective observational study, with secondary analysis of data collected during the validation of a…

OBJECTIVE: Many childhood deaths in the United States occur in intensive care settings. The environmental needs of parents experiencing their child's death in a pediatric intensive care unit must be understood to design facilities that comfort at the…

OBJECTIVE:: To report a case of postnatal, postoperative amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism in an infant with a congenital heart defect. DESIGN:: Case report and literature review. SETTING:: Pediatric intensive care unit at a freestanding tertiary…

Objective: To investigate critical care physicians' experiences and perspectives regarding follow-up meetings with parents after a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit. Parents of children who die in the pediatric intensive care unit…

OBJECTIVE: Decisions to forgo life support from critically ill children are commonly faced by parents and physicians. Previous research regarding parents' perspectives on the decision-making process has been limited by retrospective methods and the…

OBJECTIVE: To facilitate critical decision making and improve satisfaction with care among families of patients in a pediatric intensive care unit. DESIGN: Prospective observational study followed by a nonrandomized controlled trial of a clinical…

OBJECTIVE: To examine physiologic and therapeutic changes following withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in children. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: All patients who…

OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to determine how the decision-making process to forgo life support differs between southern and northern European pediatric intensive care units. DESIGN: Multiple-center, prospective study. SETTING: Thirty-nine…

OBJECTIVE: To identify and describe the population of children with congenital or perinatally acquired neurodevelopmental diagnoses in a pediatric intensive care unit and to assess the nature and extent of their utilization of critical care…

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate parents' perceptions of the process by which decisions are made to limit or withdraw life support from critically ill children, and to evaluate parents' perceptions of their child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit…

OBJECTIVES: To characterize admission patterns, critical care resource utilization, and outcomes in moderate pediatric traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: National Trauma Data Bank. PATIENTS: Children under 18 years…

For many patients, the preferred place of death is shifting from the hospital to home. Furthermore, home extubation is becoming more common place fore pediatric patients but still remains rare in the context of all withdraws of life-sustaining…

Objectives: To present our single-center's experience with three palliative critical care transports home from the PICU for terminal extubation.Design: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients transported between January 1, 2012, and…
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