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What is critical care for children?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing

Critical care for children is the same as the "intensive care unit" for adults. The staff is specially trained to take care of children who are in critical condition due to a surgery, an accident, a disease or other condition that requires very intense level of medications, therapies and monitoring. These are very special units with staff that have excellent training and skills.

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