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Critical Care: History and Hopes for the Future

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Ann Thompson MD, MHCPM

Kate Madden

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In this video, Dr. Ann Thompson, Vice Dean and Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, outlines the history of the PICU and its place in the hospital. From the first polio units in the 1930-50s to modern PICUs today, Dr. Thompson focuses on changing roles, technological advancements, and hopes for growth and expansion in the future.


Initial publication: November 22, 2019.


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Thompson, A, Zackin, B, Daniel, D, Madden, K. Critical Care: History and Hopes for the Future. 11/2019. Online Video. OPENPediatrics.

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