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Care of the critically ill child in Irish hospitals

Summary

The care of critically ill infants and children outside a paediatric hospital is a problematic area for hospital management, nurses, clinicians, paediatricians, and general anaesthetists. The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines to improve the quality of care of critically ill children, specifically for Irish hospitals. The guidelines cover but are not limited to:

  • Neonatal resuscitation in hospitals that have no paediatric service
  • Neonatal resuscitation in hospitals that have a paediatric service
  • Care of the critically ill child in hospitals without a paediatric service
  • Care of the critically ill child in general hospitals with a paediatric service
  • Inter-hospital transfer, current practices
  • National neonatal and paediatric retrieval services