New Resources - Standard Rotations: Critical Care


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 

Section Editors: Erica Chung and Karen Smith 

Section Contributor:  Hanna S. Sahhar, MD, FAAP 

Online Learning Opportunities: 

  1. PedsCCM: 
    Brief Description of Resource: PedsCCM is a multidisciplinary and practical resource for Pediatric Critical Care on the Internet Peer reviewed original content integrated with links to selected web resources. 


  1. PICUList: 

Brief Description of Resource: PICUList is an email mailing list for discussion of Pediatric ICU issues. A message sent to the main address ( or posted on the Web site ( , which will redirect you to ) will be forwarded to all subscribers at once. 


  1. The Resident ICU Course: 

Brief Description of Resource: The Resident ICU (RICU) course familiarizes residents in training with issues faced in caring for the critically ill patient. The program is designed specifically for residents rotating through the ICU, but may also be used for training of medical students, nurses and others who will soon be exposed to the ICU. The course is available in Adult and Pediatric curriculums 

Online Search Sites: 

  1. MedlinePlus: 

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. 


  1. The Cochrane Collaboration: 

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries, help healthcare practitioners, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, by preparing, updating, and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews  over 5,000 so far, published online in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, part of The Cochrane Library.  


  1. PubMed: 

PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites 


  1. Clinical Trials Research: is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. It is a service of the United States National Institutes of Health. 



  1. Textbooks: 

  1. Nichols, David G.  Roger's Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care.  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Fourth edition 2008. 

Brief Description of Resource: Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care offers detailed discussions of the scientific principles of pediatric critical care translated into practical clinical applications. This new edition has an international roster of over 250 contributors and emphasizes areas of collaboration between critical care physicians and nurses. Other highlights of this edition include a new section on basic concepts of critical care, including genetic medicine; a new section on PICU systems, organization, and management; chapters on worldwide threats to children's health; and sections on life support technologies and invasive procedures. A companion Website offers instant access to the fully searchable text. ( 


  1. Fuhrman, Bradley P.  Furhman & Zimmermans Pediatric Critical Care. Philadelphia, PA:  Elsevier Sanders; Fourth edition 2011 

Brief Description of Resource: The authors of this textbook use a comprehensive, organ-systems approach to help manage a full range of disease entities. Get up-to-the-minute knowledge of topics such as acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and more. Implement new clinical techniques and diagnostic tests, weigh the varying perspectives of six associate editors with expertise in the field, reference more than a thousand illustrations to aid diagnosis, and keep sharp with online access to board-style review questions. 


  1. King, Christopher, and Fred M. Henretig Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures.   Baltimore, MD:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second edition 2007. 

Brief Description of Resource: This textbook is widely acclaimed for its outstanding step-by-step illustrations, comprehensive coverage, and reader-friendly format. In 137 chapters, the book provides clear, complete instructions on every emergency medicine procedure performed on infants, children, and adolescents. More than a thousand detailed drawings, most in two-color, show how to perform each procedure. 

  1. Handbooks and Manuals: 

  1. Tschudy, Megan M., and Kristin M. ArcaraThe Harriet Lane handbook : a manual for pediatric house officers / the Harriet Lane Service, Children's Medical and Surgical Center of the Johns Hopkins HospitalPhiladelphia, PA:  Mosby Elsevier, Nineteenth edition 2012