- Barry Markovitz, MD MPH, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC Keck School of Medicine
- Carl Weigle, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Steve Pon, MD, Cornell University Medical College
- PedsCCM is intended as a resource primarily for health care professionals caring for critically ill and injured infants and children. Neither original material on PedsCCM nor links from this site are to be construed as specific medical advice. PedsCCM is not responsible for misinformation at linked sites, typographical errors, or expired links.
- PedsCCM is an independent resource without strict political affiliations to organizations or corporations. We have a relationship with The Pediatric Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; the PedsCCM Editorial Advisory Committee is also this group's Pediatric Internet Working Group (though membership is not limited to SCCM members). PedsCCM also publishes the Critical Care News from the Section on Critical Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics and publishes, or provides links to, information and abstracts of the independent Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium. (see sponsorship update of March 9, 1998 below)
- Although PedsCCM itself retains copyright to its design and editorial product, we do not intend to hold the copyright to original materials submitted to us and published on this site. We believe authors should maintain rights to their own work. All such original material - or material republished with permission from other sources - is clearly identified as the product of the author and dated. PedsCCM does not require that submitted material has never appeared or been presented previously (The "Ingelfinger Rule" - see Altman, L.K., Lancet 1996: 347: 1382-86 and 1459-63). Requests for permission to copy or republish such works should be relayed directly to the authors. Anyone is free to establish (HTML) links to any part of PedsCCM without explicit permission required.
- Authors should be aware, however, that some publication media continue to require that material submitted to them has not appeared previously, in print or electronic form.
- PedsCCM does not accept advertising.
- Full-text featured articles in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (11/25/2002)
- PedsCCM has arranged with the publishers of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine to feature and provide full-text access to one article from each issue of our specialty's new flagship journal.
- Journal Citations (9/5/2002)
- With the near universal accessibility of journals' full-text online - for paying subscribers anyway - readily linked from the abstract, PedsCCM will no longer add the unnecessary text and link to the full-text of each citation. Exceptions might include articles or commentaries only available as full-text and not in abstract form, particularly if they are freely accessible to all.
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- Job Notice Policy (3/25/99; updated 7/3/99, 4/25/2000, 10/24/2005)
- The ongoing development and maintenance of the PedsCCM website consumes real resources and funding sources are needed. Advertising for employment positions in print and now electronic media is accepted practice. The placement of available job notices on this website is a valuable function that has been performed until now as a free service. Recognizing that professional search firms are paid to advertise, and that many institutions and departments have offered to remunerate PedsCCM as well, we offer the following policy change:
- Professional search firms are asked to pay PedsCCM $100 per year per notice. Adjacent to the listing a "paid advertisement" notice would appear.
- All other submitted jobs will be posted as has been our standard practice, with an email being sent to the author informing them that their job is being posted to this website, and that we are asking for a voluntary contribution to PedsCCM of $100 per year per notice. If such a contribution is submitted, they will get a "contribution paid" indicator next to their job notice. These individuals or institutions are under no obligation to contribute; their job notice would remain whether or not a contribution is submitted.
- All employers or search firms would be contacted yearly to either renew or remove the ad as appropriate. (All are encouraged to contact us promptly when their position is filled.)
- Only jobs submitted on the website forms will be accepted. A valid email address is needed to confirm the submission. If you wish to make a small change or delete an existing listing in our database, an email is appropriate. If you wish to substantially revise your listing, please complete a new form and indicate it should replace the existing listing (in the "additional instructions" field).
- This policy will apply both to physician and nursing positions. Questions or comments regarding this policy should be directed to PedsCCM directly by email.
- NOTE: All funds are managed for PedsCCM by the Business Office of the Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University.
- PedsCCM 1998 Access Statistics (February 2, 1999)
- Some users might be interested in a few access statistics compiled for PedsCCM. During 1998, 149,474 visits (accesses with less than 30 minutes of idle time between requests) by 61,363 unique hosts from 71 countries requested 369,868 pages of information and downloaded 14,624 files. A total of 11.95 gigabytes of data was transferred. For additional details, please contact us by email.
- PedsCCM 1999 Access Statistics (February 8, 2000)
- In 1999, 320,402 visits by 94,183 unique hosts from 79 countries requested 825,606 pages of information and downloaded 16,216 files. A total of 25.31 gigabytes of data was transferred! Although less representative of meaningful activity (since every graphic on every page is counted), total "hits" in 1999 were 5,002,640. A complete report of analysis of the server logs is available for interested parties. Note that these numbers do not include searches on the two jobs databases.
- PedsCCM 2000 Access Statistics (January 12, 2001), and beyond...(January 4, 2006)
- In calendar year 2000, 558,358 visits (accesses with less than 30 minutes of idle time between requests) by 132,746 unique hosts from 82 countries requested 1.4 million pages of information and downloaded 25,605 files. A total of 39.5 gigabytes of data was transferred! Although less representative of meaningful activity (since every graphic on every page is counted), total "hits" in this period were almost 6.5 million. Note that these numbers do not include searches on the two jobs databases before April. A pdf file with brief graphic representation of PedsCCM's growth from 1998-2000 is here (12K).
An file from 1998-2005 is here... (pdf; 344K)
- PedsCCM does not require registration and does not collect any personal information from visitors. For statistical purposes, we do tally IP addresses (the Internet Protocol number assigned to your computer), duration of visits, pages requested, etc., but do not track individual users' requests. Any such data made public or shared with sponsoring organizations would only be released in aggregate form, with no individually identifying information. We do not employ "cookies" of any kind.
- Users are encouraged to interact with PedsCCM via email to the editors, our feedback area, signing up for reviews in the Evidence-Based Journal Club, submitting original reports or pathways, or other surveys and questionaires that appear from time to time. No personal information you submit (that is not intended to be posted for reading on PedsCCM) will ever be shared with commercial interests or any other organization without your permission. Any data you transmit to the PedsCCM server is secure upon arrival, although we do not employ security protcols per se during the client-server interaction. If you ask a question, leave a suggestion, or otherwise provide information to PedsCCM, you may be contacted by a PedsCCM editor or designee.
- PedsCCM and Child Health and Advocacy Links (July 23, 1998)
- We have raised the visibility of our Child Health and Advocacy links to include several on the PedsCCM introductory page. Particularly timely is a new link to Handgun Control Inc.** - a national non-profit organization dedicated to sensible firearm legislation - given the Children's Gun Violence Prevention Act currently awaiting Congressional review and the thousands of innocent children that die needlessly in the United States from gunshot wounds.
We highlight such resources not as overt endorsements but to bring to the attention of the critical care community ways that we can consider becoming involved in the prevention side of the health care spectrum. Surely we can agree that prevention of violent injuries to our patients is more effective than any care we can provide in our intensive care units.
** addendum 10/14/01; now the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
- Sponsorship by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care, the Society of Critical Care Medicine Pediatric Section, and the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium (March 9, 1998 - amended 1/28/99 to reflect ongoing support of the Colloquium)
- Partial financial support from the Section on Critical Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium is gratefully acknowledged. No official endorsement of PedsCCM by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Critical Care Medicine, or Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium is implied or intended. The editorial policies and decisions of PedsCCM remain independent. Content of the AAP Section on Critical Care's Critical Care News, news or information from the SCCM Pediatric Section, and materials regarding the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium are solely under the control of their respective editors or authors and is published on, or linked to from, PedsCCM upon request.
- A comment about links to citations in the medical literature from PedsCCM (January 21, 1997):
- When an article title is provided as the link, it refers to the original article or abstract from the source, e.g., the web site for a particular journal.
- When "[abstract]" following the citation is provided as the link, a Medline resource, typically PubMed, from The National Center for Biotechnology Information and The National Library of Medicine, is the source of the linked abstract.
- Given this new ability to link directly to any abstract in Medline, we anticipate incorporating the Abstracts Online section of PedsCCM into this File Cabinet
- The publication of "Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Cerebral Edema" represents a milestone for PedsCCM, arriving fortuitously on our first anniversary of operation. Dr. Krane's well researched and cogent analysis of this complex topic clearly "raises the bar" for us all in our efforts to explore the potential of this medium for the sharing of knowledge and insights related to Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. (November 18, 1996)
- The inevitable charging for access to certain services on the web has begun. Promising resources that charge may be featured on PedsCCM, and will be indicated as such by the admittedly US-centric dollar sign ($). Unless otherwise noted, reference to such sites indicates only that they appear to be of potential value to PedsCCM readers; it does not represent any endorsement or connection to these services. (July 15, 1996)
Awards Received (note: some of these sites are no longer active - it seems we have outlasted our award awarders!):
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