Article Abstract

Current monitoring and innovative predictive modeling to improve care in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit

Authors: Mary K. Olive, Gabe E. Owens

Abstract

A unique challenge exists in the visualization and interpretation of the enormous quantities of patient specific data in the extensively monitored environment of a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU). PCICUs are specialized units with an immense range of pathologic diversity and complexity resulting partly from innovations and advancements in pediatric cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass.