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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Recommended Reading

 1.       Primary Textbooks

Pediatric Critical Care:

We would recommend choosing one and trying to read systematically through the textbook, ideally within your first year of fellowship. Choices include:

·         Fuhrman and Zimmerman. Pediatric Critical Care.  This is a list of questions that fellows should be able to answer after reading each chapter.

·         Shaffner and Nichols. Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care

·         Wheeler, Wong, and Shanley. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence.

Cardiac Intensive Care: This is a well regarded textbook which will be useful for your time in the CVICU.

·         Nichols. Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children. 


2.        Key articles

Key Articles: These are important articles within critical care medicine that have informed much of our practice. Knowing the names and basic conclusions of these studies would be a good goal for a 2nd or 3rd year fellow. 

3.       Supplemental Books:


Physiology and ECMO

·         West, John. Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials. Ninth Edition. 2011

·         West, John. Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials. Eighth Edition. 2012

·         Lumb, Andrew B.  Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology.  Seventh Edition . 2012

·         Bartlett, Robert H. Critical Care Physiology. 2010

·         Lily, Leonard. Pathophysiology of Heart Disease.  Fifth Edition. 2010.

·         Annich, Gail et al. ECMO. Fourth Edition. 2012


Communication and End of Life

·         Back, Arnold, Tulsky.  Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients: Balancing Honesty with Empathy and Hope.  2010

·         Buckman,Robert.How to Break Bad News: A Guide for Health Care Professionals.  1992 (I think the department gives this book out, or used to anyway)


4.       Research Books

Hulley, Stephen B et al. Designing Clinical Research.  Fourth Edition.  2013


5.       Online resource

Quick Primers: Custer's Core Curriculum-This wiki-site is continually being updated and has quick primers with relevant literature on many topics within pediatric critical care. Ideally, a first year fellow will have mastered most of the material by the end of their first year.

·         https://www.LearnPICU.com

6.       Board Review Materials:

·         SCCM has variety of resources from online board review lectures to self-assessment question books: 



·         Lucking, Stephen et al. Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review.  Springer publishing. 2012