Intensive care medicine

The paediatric intensive care physician resuscitates, stabilises, transfers and treats critically ill and injured children - find out about this sub-specialty.

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COVID-19

We're monitoring this public health challenge of COVID-19 - and the risks and impacts on our members and the wider child health workforce, and on children and young people. We have guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents. We're producing summaries ...
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COVID-19 - clinical management of children admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19

This guidance outlines key principles for the clinical management of children admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19. It is aimed at general paediatricians treating children during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers medical management of paediatric patients, including advice on use of antiviral ...
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COVID-19 - service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital (England)

Run by NHS England, this aims to provide important up-to-date information on the clinical aspects of COVID-19 while also determining the care needs of children admitted to hospital with COVID-19. We encourage members working in England to submit data as needed. You can view regular data updates belo...
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COVID-19 - guidance for paediatric services

This guidance has been prepared to provide health professionals working in paediatrics and child health with advice around the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Guidance on this page is applicable to all paediatricians, with advice signposted information for settings specific guidance (community, neonat...
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Surveillance of outcome of resuscitated term babies with no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age starts next month

This study, run through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU), will identify the incidence of term babies who receive resuscitation following birth and have no heart rate detected at 10 minutes of age, describing the demographic characteristics, clinical features and initial management of ...