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CAPHC Webinar: PICULiber8: the ABCs of Recovery (February 21, 2018)

PIPSQC is pleased to announce the upcoming CAPHC Webinar, "PICULiber8: the ABCs of recovery" is set to take place February 21, 2018 (11:00AM-12:00PM EST).


Advances in PICU care has led to a significant decrease in mortality from critical illness. Unfortunately, this improvement in survival has been offset by an increase in morbidities amongst pediatric survivors. PICU-acquired morbidities such as delirium, withdrawal, weakness and malnutrition can contribute to lingering effects and symptoms well beyond PICU discharge.

This webinar will describe the journey McMaster Children's PICU has taken to implement a pediatric care bundle (PICULiber8) to help "liberate" children from experiencing these common, often preventable morbidities. The webinar will describe the innovative 8-part bundle designed to prevent specific PICU-acquired morbidities and improve the quality of survival within and beyond the PICU. We will highlight our approach to creating a paradigm shift from excessive sedation and prolonged bedrest, to enabling wakefulness, early mobilization and optimizing the PICU environment to prevent delirium, engage families and facilitate recovery. Families will share personal experiences from their stay to offer health care providers a glimpse into the real challenges of PICU recovery.


- Dr. Karen Choong
- Dr. Cynthia Cupido
- Filomena Tavares
- Ashley Todt


To register free for this webinar, please visit: