Connections Strengthened. Care Transformed. Outcomes Elevated. Lives Enriched.
To empower a diverse global community of pediatric cardiac critical care clinicians dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families.
We hold a deep respect and passion for the patients and families for whom we have the privilege to provide care.
We advance the art and science of healing through education and inquiry.
We cultivate a diverse and inclusive professional community to eliminate barriers and achieve equitable outcomes for all.
We create opportunities to build relationships that foster professional development, community, and collaborative patient care.
Critical Caring for the Heart of a Child
Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect. But, there have been great advances in the treatment of children with cardiovascular disorders. These strides have produced a remarkable reduction in mortality, and have expanded the boundaries of complexity for what is considered a treatable disease.
In many pediatric centers, cardiovascular disease is the single largest category of patients in a critical care unit. Specialization of care for these patients requires personnel with skills and knowledge that are derived from many disciplines, not confined to critical care, cardiology, cardiac surgery or anesthesia.
PCICS promotes excellence in pediatric cardiac critical care medicine.