Institutional Members Summer 2022

Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute was formed in 2008 with the mission to transform pediatric heart disease through the integration of clinical care, molecular cardiovascular research, and education. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute as one of the top programs in the nation for pediatric cardiology.…

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Associate Editor’s Message: Critical Care Without Borders

I am delighted to welcome y’all to the Summer 2022 edition of the PCICS Newsletter. Summer travel this year has been impacted by the high prices, long lines at the airports, and staff shortages across the airline industry (we all know a thing or two about understaffing). However, worry not – our Editorial team is…

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Borderless CICU

Until very recently, the exchange of experiences and knowledge between Cardiac Intensive Care Units (CICU) has been limited. While this has improved for many in wealthy countries, this type of collaboration remains uncommon in low- and middle-income countries, limited mainly to conferences and some publications with international collaboration. To interact with the editors of the…

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Nursing Editorial: Development of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Program at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India – Sustained Advocacy, Teamwork, and Global Collaborations are Keys to Success

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, is a government-funded tertiary care academic hospital in the Northern region of India. The specialty care services provided by the hospital cover a population of nearly 100 million spread over more than five administrative subdivisions of the country. The first pediatric cardiac surgery was performed…

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Quality Improvement-Safety Committee Update

2022 is flying by! Our PCICS Quality Improvement and Safety (QI-S) Committee’s three sub-committees (Education, Resource and Outreach, and Research and Development) have been hard at work to complete projects that have been underway. The Education sub-committee (led by Rambod Amirnovin, MD) has compiled valuable QI resources that will be made available on the PCICS…

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Program Committee Update

The PCICS program committee continues its diligent work to plan the in-person PCICS Annual Meeting in December in Miami! The program has been finalized and almost all invited speakers have been confirmed. The meeting website is live, registration is open, and abstract submissions are being received! The committee has designed an exciting multidisciplinary program that…

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Nutrition SIG Update

The PCICS Nutrition SIG began meeting in the fall of 2021 and has grown to over 30 members from across the U.S. We continue to meet monthly to network and provide learning sessions on various nutrition topics. Previous topics of discussion include pre- and post-operative feeding guidelines, NEC refeeding practices, human milk fortifiers, growth failure,…

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PCICS CNS/Educator SIG Update

The PCICS CNS/Educator SIG continues to provide an opportunity for networking and a forum for sharing the work, ideas, and impact of Clinical Nurse Specialists and educators within the PCICS community. The CNS/Educator SIG is co-chaired by Lisa McCabe and Trish Lincoln. Membership of the CNS/Educator SIG includes nurses from institutions throughout the country.  New…

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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Tahir Heart Institute

Pakistan is the fifth most populated country in the world with an estimated population of 220 million1.  Currently, the country spends only 1.9% of its GDP on health. The estimated number of children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) in Pakistan is approximately 40,000-50,000 per year based upon assumed birth prevalence and annual birth rate.…

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President’s Message

Summer has arrived here in DC and in just 6 months, we’ll be heading to Miami Beach for our PCICS Annual Meeting, December 14-18, 2022 (in person!).  I remember feeling like I had found the epicenter of pediatric cardiac critical care after attending my first PCICS meeting.  The collective expertise of the presenters and attendees…

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Institutional Members Feature

Atrium Health The Congenital Heart Center, established in 2010, has been ranked as one of the top-50 pediatric heart centers in the country by U.S. News and World Report for the last nine years.  Their comprehensive services include cardiac imaging, diagnostic and interventional catheterization, invasive electrophysiology, dedicated cardiovascular intensive care staff, and regional referral programs…

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