• Case Study

Caring for Pediatric Patients in Adult Hospital Units

Nurses in adult unit increase competencies and critical care knowledge for pediatric patients.

The complex issue of caring for children and adults in the same critical care unit creates an educational challenge as organizations work to meet the needs of both populations. UC Davis Children's Hospital faced this issue in 2018 when a surge of pediatric patients sought care at their hospital. This made it necessary to transfer pediatric patients to the Adult Medical Intensive Care Unit.

This case study explores the hospital's creation of their Pediatric Education Foundation, including PLS modules and in-person simulation education and case study experiences.