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Life or Death: Hospital Readiness for Pediatric Emergencies
Friday, August 23, 2019 2:39 PM

Critically ill children brought to hospital emergency departments that are ill-prepared to care for pediatric emergencies have more than three times the odds of dying compared to those brought to hospitals well-equipped to care for them, according to an analysis led by University of Pittsburgh and University… Read more…

Inflammation Persists in Sepsis Survivors

One out of four sepsis patients who survive their hospital stay have elevated levels of inflammation a year after discharge,…

First Ever State Sepsis Regulation Tied to Lower Death Rates

Death rates from sepsis fell faster in New York than expected—and faster than in peer states—following the introduction of the…

Sherry Chou, MD, Awarded R21 Grant to Study Biomarker for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Associate Professor Sherry Chou, MD, was awarded an R21 grant to determine if an early biomarker test can identify subarachnoid…

New Critical Care Medicine Leadership

Two new faculty members—Rachel Sackrowitz, MD, and Jonathan Bishop, MD—were recruited for leadership positions in the Department of Critical Care…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

AUG
24
Fellows Welcome Picnic
TBD
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SEP
04
Grand Rounds: Randall Wetzel, MBBS, MRCP, LRCS, MSB, FAAP, FCCM from L.A. Children's Hospital
Scaife Hall, 11th floor, Room 1105
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SEP
17
Fellows 2nd Year Retreat
University Club
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SEP
25
Grand Rounds: Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD from Boston Children's Hospital
Scaife Hall, 11th floor, Room 1105
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OCT
01
Professionalism & Leadership Course
University Club, Conf Room A
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OCT
03
PCCM Professor Rounds
PICU Conference Room 5230
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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"We experienced the frustrations of trying to provide respirator care for unconscious patient care in various locations of the hospital without the help of trained inhalation therapists and specialty trained nurses. In 1958 therefore, we initiated and established an Intensive Care Unit adjacent to the post-anesthesia recovery room."

- Peter Safar, MD, cardiopulmonary resuscitation pioneer