University Hospital of Wales Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Guideline Printed on Wed 23-jul-08
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Last updated November 16, 2016 8:51 AM

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Noah's Ark Childrens Hospital for Wales
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Cardiff PICU

New retrieval service

The new Wales and West Acute Transport for Children service is now operating. This critical care transport service is jointly run by the Paediatric Critical Care teams in Bristol Children's Hospital and Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales.

Visit the website here


Guidelines for anaesthetists

Thank you to Ollie Masters, Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Gwent Hospital who has prepared soem useful practical guidelines for anaesthetists managing critically ill children for specific illness scenarios.

There is also a link from the Regional Clinicians tab at the top of every page.



Considering Paediatric Training in Wales

Paediatric training in Wales, including experience in PICU, is supported by the Wales Deanery - for more information please go to the Paediatrics pages of the Wales Deanery website




Organ Donation

New UKPICS standards for Organ Doantion have been produced. There is some background on the PICS website, or the full standards can be viewed here




HDU standards

Following a 2-year project led by PICS, RCPCH and RCN , new HDU standards have been published

HDC Time to move on Final RCPCH
HDC Time to Move on Appendices Final RCPCH




CVVH update

New guidelines have been produced .....CVVH page


Remember that we are now using esktamine instead of ketamine. Please check in the usual prescribing guides for amended doses.