There has been a wealth of literature published on the deterioration of adults on ward areas, yet there is very little published data in children. Although fewer in number than adult hospital patients, the potential for deterioration in children could potentially be higher. This may be particularly so in the younger age groups and in high-risk populations (for example children with cardio-respiratory disease). This paper will present the results of a 3-year review of emergency PICU admissions from the ward in a specialist cardio-respiratory centre.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Care of the Critically Ill|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2005|
- Deterioration on ward areas
- Paediatric intensive care admissions