Establishing Definitions for Pediatric ARDS

 Published: July 17, 2019

By: Heather Willden


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Neal Thomas, MD, FCCM, of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, talks Pediatric ARDS in this episode of Big Ideas Theater. Dr. Thomas focuses on the importance of establishing definitions for pediatric ARDS, in addition to the use of adult definitions.

“We found that they [the adult definitions] still didn’t fit our needs,” Dr. Thomas said. “We wanted to define the children we took care of in pediatric ICUs and we wanted something specific for these children.”

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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