Other book chapters: 11
Contribution of the department to public health policy:
The unit has contributed to development of guidelines for the management of septic shock in resource constrained settings.
The division has performed multiple systematic reviews to assist the development of guidelines for the fluid management in pediatric shock.
Training and teaching:
Faculty is involved in guiding MD, DM, PhD students working on pediatric intensive care.
Division regularly gets short and long term trainees from India and abroad.
The unit has developed modules for
The unit regularly organizes in-service training of nurses in therapeutics (PICU and Peds wards).
Sessions for UGs on management protocols for common emergencies/ emergency drugs are organized.
Specialized services provided:
High frequency ventilation
Inhaled Nitric oxide treatment
Intensive monitoring; including monitoring of arterial BP, CVP
Continuous renal replacement therapy
Bedside imaging- X-ray, ultrasonography, Echocardiography
Division is actively involved in clinical and basic sciences research in various aspects of pediatric intensive care
Research related to circulatory failure: The division has been involved in studies on status of endocrine system in children with septic shock. This included studies on adrenal, thyroid function and vasopressin levels in children with septic shock. In addition, we evaluated role of a biomarker-troponin in children with septic shock.
We have validated use of various severity of illness scoring systems.
We have studied the prevalence of various health care associated infections in critically ill children. Role of oral mucosal decontamination in preventing ventilator associated pneumonia has been studied. We have studied the glucose homeostasis in critically ill children, prevalence of hypophosphatemia in critically ill children.
We are currently evaluating various hemotologic abnormalities in critically ill children, determining the prevalence of catheter related venous thrombosis, and incidence of hypertension in critically ill children.
Annual admissions: 350- 400
Break up of cases: