The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine is a cohesive group of individuals with the common vision to deliver state-of-the-art, comprehensive medical care in a collaborative and coordinated manner to all critically ill children admitted to American Family Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, the Division provides high quality patient care and advocacy in the form of comfort measures to children and families undergoing sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and medical imaging.
Divisional members are engaged in a variety of scholarly endeavors that includes, advocacy, medical education, clinical research, global health and basic science research. Current, clinical research projects include an industry sponsored multicenter phase III, randomized controlled trial, to testing the efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine in mechanically ventilated pediatric patients and a pending NIH-sponsored multicenter trial to determine the association between key coagulation genes and prognosis in pediatric patients with Acute Lung Injury. Furthermore, a Divisional goal is to join the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator network (PALISI). As an institutional member of this network Divisional members will have increased access to multicenter pediatric clinical trials.