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Chapter on supporting pediatric patients 

June 2017

 

 

 

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 SCCM 2017

Star Research Award

 

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         New York Times July 2013

 

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Award June 2013

 

 

 

Weblinks

The following websites may be of interest to clnicians or researchers interested in this area.  The author is not responsible for their content:

 

SELF CHECK STRESS MEASURES FOR STAFF

STRESSCHECKER  to monitor symptoms of post-traumatic stress and burnout in staff after major incidents,  using Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ) Brewin et al 2002 and abbreviated Maslach Burnout Inventory (aMBI) McManus et al 2000

 

See also,

mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_08.htm A self-test for burnout symptoms referenced by Brindley JICS 2017

aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p39.html Compassion fatigue information referenced by Brindley JICS 2017

renewnow.org/renew-o-meter/ a test of how much in need of renewal you might be, referenced by Brindley JICS 2017

 

TALK ON BEREAVEMENT AFTER PICU BY KATHLEEN MEERT 

 www.openpediatrics.org/assets/video/parental-bereavement-picu-lessons-learned-clinicians

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

sccm.org/Education-Center/Clinical-Resources/Pages/Patient-and-Family.aspx  Patient Communicator App developed by intensivists to help patients communicate with staff in intensive care - available in 19 languages.

icusteps.org An organisation in the UK which was set up by adult ICU patients to provide information and support for patients and relatives.  Downloadable booklet for children visiting ICU available free from website alongside information leaflet.

afterPICU.com A website providing information and support for families in relation to their child's admission to PICU.

healthcaretoolbox.org Downloadable resources and information for health professionals looking for materials to support families of children with serious illness or injury requiring hospitalisation

http://vimeo.com/87394158 An animation by Riley Thomson about delirium and PTSD after ICU treatment

aftertheinjury.org Website giving parents information and guidance relating to the management of their child’s psychological reactions after an injury (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

icu-diary.org A website for health professionals about ICU diaries.

capt.org.uk Child Accident Prevention Trust – leaflets about the psychological impact of accidents on children

childrenandwar.org Website of a charitable organization set up to help child victims of war – includes free version of Child  Revised Impact of Event Scale, a self report scale measuring post traumatic stress symptoms in children

estss.org European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

healthtalkonline.org/Intensive_care/ Website containing written, audio and DVD interviews with patients and relatives about their personal experiences of a number of medical conditions – includes descriptions of intensive care treatment (adult patients only)

www.i-canuk.com and associated blog icu-aftercare.net/blog/ on issues surrounding the care of patients after intensive care treatment and initiatives aimed at improving follow-up

www.icudelirium.org Website about delirium in adults associated with intensive care treatment – includes downloadable delirium scale and associated materials for health professionals and relatives/patients. Also contains DVD interviews with patients about delirium

www.ics.ac.uk UK Intensive Care Society

www.istss.org International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

www.nctsnet.org National Child Traumatic Stress Network (US based) – see Pediatric Toolkit which includes guidance on recognizing post traumatic stress reactions in pediatric patients and downloadable information sheets

www.pedsql.org Source website for child quality of life measure (Peds-QL)

www.sccm.org American Society of Critical Care Medicine website – includes leaflets for relatives on the equipment usually found on ICU and management of their own reactions to having a loved one who is critically ill

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