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Training fellows and residents in paediatric cardiac critical care

  • Sarah Tabbutt (a1), Nancy Ghanayem (a2), Melvin C. Almodovar (a3), John Charpie (a4), Stephen J. Roth (a5), James Fortenberry (a6) and Ron Bronicki (a7)...

As pediatric cardiac critical care becomes more sub-specialized it is reasonable to assume that dedicated units may provide a better infrastructure for improved multidisciplinary care, cardiac-specific patient safety initiatives, and dedicated training of fellows and residents. The knowledge base required to optimally manage pediatric patients with critical cardiac disease has evolved sufficiently to consider a standardized training curriculum and board certification for pediatric cardiac critical care. This strategy would potentially provide consistency of training and healthcare and improve quality of care and patient safety.

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Correspondence to: S. Tabbutt, Benioff Children’s Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America. Tel: 415-476-5153; Fax 415-502-4186; E-mail:
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Cardiology in the Young
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