Severity scores in paediatric intensive care units
The practice of paediatric critical care has matured dramatically in the course of the past three decades. Knowledge of the pathophysiology of life-threatening processes and the technological capacity to monitor and treat paediatric patients suffering from them has advanced rapidly during this period. Along with the scientific and technical advances has come the evolution of the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), in which special needs of critically ill or injured children and their families can be met by paediatric specialists. All critically ill infants and children cared for in hospitals, regardless of the physical setting, are entitled to receive the same quality of care .
KeywordsPaediatric Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Admission Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Stay Paediatric Critical Care Prism Score
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