Department of Critical Care Medicine Programs and Services

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Critical Care, Anesthesia Perioperative Extension (CAPE) and Home Ventilation Program
CAPE providers help determine if, and how, short and long-term respiratory support can be of benefit. Services are intended to optimize your care at home and facilitate any hospital-based care, augmenting the Medical Home / primary care services

Critical Care Transport Program

The Critical Care Transport Program coordinates and provides transport services for your critically ill or injured child to Boston Children's Hospital. The transport team is responsible for the resuscitation, stabilization and inter-hospital transfer of patients ranging from preterm infants to young adults

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
The ECMO Program is housed within the hospital's Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit. ECMO, which stands for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, is an advanced technology that functions as a replacement for a critically ill child's heart and lungs.

Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice (IPEP)
The Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (IPEP) is an interdisciplinary educational initiative dedicated to cultivating relational competence in health care. It specializes in developing and conducting innovative educational programs and interventions focused on difficult conversations occurring across a wide range of settings in pediatric and adult medicine.

The Institute grew out of the success of the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS) which began by offering day-long workshops focused on difficult conversations in pediatric critical care. The program began to expand its scope over time and now specializes in developing and conducting innovative educational programs and interventions focused on difficult conversations occurring across a wide range of settings in pediatric and adult medicine.

International Observer Program
The Division of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital welcomes physicians from all nations to apply to observe in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) for a month-long rotation. Visit the webpage to learn more about the eligibility requirements and application materials.

Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
The Medical/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit cares for critically ill children, from newborn to college-age youth, who have a spectrum of childhood diseases

OPENPediatricsTM
OPENPediatricsTM is designed to promote sharing of knowledge about the care of ill children, so that doctors and nurses anywhere across the globe can have access to colleagues and vital information when they need it. The objective is to provide education on general principles and optimal practice in the diagnosis and care of an ill child.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The Fellowship Program in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School is a comprehensive fellowship program designed to train the future leaders in academic pediatric critical care medicine.

Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Program
The Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Program at Boston Children's Hospital consists of dieticians, clinical nutrition specialists, pharmacists, nurses and physicians, all working together to advance the nutritional health of children with critical illness.

Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS)
The Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS) began at Boston Children's Hospital in 2002 by offering innovative, experiential day-long workshops focused on difficult conversations in pediatric critical care. The mission is to promote relational learning for healthcare professionals that integrates patient and family perspectives, professionalism, and the everyday ethics of clinical practice.

Simulator Program
The Boston Children's Hospital Simulator Program will form an education center to advance and support medical education for all health care providers at Boston Children's Hospital. Through the development and adaptation of innovative teaching strategies, the program will teach to a wide array of practitioners via experiential learning. The Program will seek to make substantial contributions to global pediatric education and foster collaborative research by assisting in the development of international simulation centers.

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