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The World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) is an international body that brings together international expertise, experience, and influence to improve the outcomes of children suffering from life-threatening illness and injury. Its mission is educational, scientific, and charitable in nature. WFPICCS is committed to a(More)
OBJECTIVE To review and revise the 1987 pediatric brain death guidelines. METHODS Relevant literature was reviewed. Recommendations were developed using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1) Determination of brain death in term newborns, infants, and children is a(More)
BACKGROUND According to World Health Organization estimates, sepsis accounts for 60%-80% of lost lives per year in childhood. Measures appropriate for resource-scarce and resource-abundant settings alike can reduce sepsis deaths. In this regard, the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Care Societies Board of Directors announces the(More)
The nurse practitioner in pediatric critical care is a distinct advanced practice nursing role that has seen a tremendous increase in development and implementation over the past 10 years. There is a paucity of literature on this unique and valuable role. A total of 74 nurse practitioners practicing in pediatric critical care were surveyed. Part I of the(More)
BACKGROUND Nurse practitioners (NPs) in pediatric intensive care units have increased dramatically over recent years. Although state regulations are changing pediatric nurse practitioner certification, licensure and credentialing requirements, available acute care, and critical care educational programs are limited. Thus, entry-level practitioners continue(More)
Poisoning represents one of the most common medical emergencies encountered in young children in the United States, and accounts for a significant proportion of emergency room visits for the adolescent population. Poisoning is a significant and persistent cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adolescents. The scope of toxic substances involved in(More)
The NLM Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) is designed to be the 'source of truth' for value sets in the domain of biomedicine. It was built in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Launched in October 2012, VSAC was born out of the immediate need to have a(More)
The Value Set Authority Center (VSAC, https://vsac.nlm.nih.gov/) is developed by the NLM in collaboration with ONC and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). VSAC provides access to value sets that are used to define concepts used in clinical quality measures and to support effective health information exchange and many other biomedical informatics(More)