Unique Aspects of Surgical Critical Care for Children

  • Jamie Golden
  • Aaron R. Jensen
  • David W. Bliss
  • Jeffrey S. Upperman


While there is considerable overlap between the care of adult surgical critical care patients and pediatric surgical patients in the ICU, there are unique aspects of pediatric care that warrant additional consideration. Differences in pediatric anatomy, physiology, and the impact of these differences between children and adults are highlighted in this chapter using a systems-based approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie Golden
    • 1
  • Aaron R. Jensen
    • 1
  • David W. Bliss
    • 1
  • Jeffrey S. Upperman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKeck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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