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

The essentials of PICU care in an adult ICU

1 CPD Points, 1 CEUs, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN, EB Medicine

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Professor Jos Latour help_outline
Professor in Clinical Nursing at the University of Plymouth, UK
Lecture Summary

By the end of this lectureThis 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.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • 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
  • To define the psycho-social needs of a critically ill child in the intensive care unit
  • To discuss the impact of family-centred care in ICU and how to measure these outcomes
  • To define strategies of how to involve parents in the care of their critically ill child in the ICU
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

CME Faculty Disclosure

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.