Children are not small adults in an adult ICU: meeting their needs

Professor Jos Latour

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Lecture overview

This talk will address the impact of a critically ill child admitted to an adult ICU. The talk will cover the physical and psycho-social needs of children including the child’s family needs. Controversial issues will be discussed such as 24/7 visiting of parents, parental presence during invasive procedures and CPR, and shared decision-making with (difficult) parents of care and treatment options.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. To understand the complexity of the physical development of a child from 0-18 years and how to respond to these during a critical illness.
  2. To define the psycho-social needs of a critically ill child in the intensive care unit.
  3. To discuss the impact of family-centred care in ICU and how to measure these outcomes.
  4. To define strategies of how to involve parents in the care of their critically ill child in the ICU.  

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Point, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Professor Jos Latour

Professor Jos Latour is a Professor in Clinical Nursing at the University of Plymouth and the chair of the research group Innovations in PAtient Care and QualiTy (ImPACT) at the Institute of Health and Communities.
Professor Latour is also the Associate Head of School of Research as the School of Nursing and Midwifery. He has been a nurse for over 35 years. His clinical academic post is based at University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust, in Plymouth and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, where he is the director of the Clinical Schools aiming to drive clinical research forward with clinical staff. The research programme of Professor Latour is defined as “Enhancing Clinical Care and Patient Outcomes across the lifespan” with the main streams of patient and family empowerment, patient and family-witnessed resuscitation, end-of-life care, paediatric sepsis, patient and family reported outcome measured and clinical care improvement. He is an associate-editor of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine and international editorial boards member of several other international peer-reviewed journals.
Internationally, Prof. Latour is a Professor in Paediatric Nursing at Hunan Children’s Hospital, Changsha, China by invitation of the Health and Family Planning Commission of Hunan Province under the One Hundred International Talent Programme. He is also a visiting Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.


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