Now completely revised and updated, this definitive, easy-to-use text guides you through all aspects of caring for the critically ill child. The clear, logical organ-system approach addresses development, function, disease, and treatment for a full range of disease entities. This new edition includes chapters covering hemodynamic principles, diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization, congenital malformations of brain and spinal chord, and gastrointestinal pharmacology. A completely new section has been added that considers the failure of organ systems. Multidisciplinary in approach, the book addresses pharmacology, nursing, administration, ethics, and other areas of concern to the whole pediatric ICU team.