Welcome to LearnPICU. This site contains summaries of core topics in pediatric critical care medicine.  Each topic also has associated practice board-type questions, supporting references, and summaries of seminal articles. Whether you are a medical student or a seasoned intensivist, we hope you find the resources here helpful.     

Recent News
October 20
LearnPICU has joined twitter. Take a look at the twitter feed below for tweets re: #PedsICU!

October 7
A discussion board has been added to LearnPICU. Feel free to post and discuss anything PICU related, whether suggestions for new topic pages or website features, discussions re: physiology or management, or even advice/thoughts regarding PICU as a career or employment opportunities etc.
September 13
New topic page for Drowning has been added.
July 21
New Nutrition Guidelines for Critically-Ill children have been published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
May 21
New Pediatric Sepsis guidelines have been published in Critical Care Medicine. One of the major changes involves early recognition and management through bundles.

The site is also known as Custer's Core Curriculum and was named in honor of Dr. Joseph Custer, founder of the pediatric intensive care unit at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, a teacher and mentor to countless fellows, residents, and medical students, and who taught us that when it comes down to it, "the air goes in and out and the blood goes round and round."  

Dr. Joseph Custer

We hope you find the site helpful and welcome any comments or suggestions to improve its content and usefulness. Please contact Dr. Kevin Kuo, editor of the site, with any comments, questions, or suggestions. 

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