Identified Staff Needs in the PICU and PCICU
The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital contain 25 beds located within a larger medical institution and treat a wide range of medical diagnoses, including organ transplant, metabolic and genetic disorders, cardiology, and many other diagnoses requiring intensive care. The Critical Care Societies Collaborative issued a statement recognizing medical professionals’ burnout syndrome as relevant, and called for action to increase awareness, conduct research, and find strategies to improve job satisfaction and mental health of intensive care staff (Moss, Good, Gozal, Kleinpell, & Sessler, 2016).
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