"He was once a king, named Picus, and a pretty good sort of a king, too, only rather too proud of his purple robe, and his crown, and the golden chain about his neck; so he was forced to take the shape of a gaudy-feathered bird.
Hardly were the words spoken, and before the bird had time to utter another "pe--weep," King Picus leaped down from the bough of a tree, as majestic a sovereign as any in the world, dressed in a long purple robe and gorgeous yellow stockings, with a splendidly wrought collar about his neck, and a golden crown upon his head.
Children admitted in PICU
during the study period aged one month and older up to 12 years of age, were enrolled after written consent from their parents.
In developing countries with resource constraints and limited pediatric intensive care beds these scoring systems help physicians predict the mortality risk and in deciding which patient will benefit more from admission to PICU
resultantly improving survival of sick children9,10,12-14.
Meanwhile, his father Rosli said that he was thankful that he was declared free of the lung infection but was sad that his son was still in the PICU
In resource-constrained settings, the limited availability of PICU
beds is often managed through rationing care, where patients with the best anticipated outcome are admitted to ICU, often at the expense of other patients.
She said: "As Picu
nurses we get to see first hand what the Noah's Ark charity does, not only for our families but for the staff as well.
The new beds with equipment, purchased from the Nu 6mn that Her Majesty donated, are expected to cater health services to about 200 child patients in PICU
The duration of MV was calculated from the time of arrival to PICU
This distance (in km) was used to indicate the geographical access to PICU
care by SUS users who resided in the state.
This study aimed to conduct an in depth, detailed examination of the needs of mothers whose children were admitted to the PICU
Worldwide, the model of care for patients admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU
) is changing towards a patient- and family-centred approach, defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics as 'an innovative approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of healthcare that is grounded in a mutually beneficial partnership among patients, families, and providers that recognises the importance of the family in the patient's life.'  Elsewhere patient- and family-centred care has been defined as care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient (and family) preferences, needs and values, with an increasing recognition that involving family in the care of a critically ill patient can influence decision-making and clinical outcomes.