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Table 1 Participating pediatric intensive care unit characteristics (n = 12)

From: Management of children with sepsis and septic shock: a survey among pediatric intensivists of the Réseau Mère-Enfant de la Francophonie

No. of beds in PICUa 15 beds (6–24)
PICU population  
  Pediatric medical 12 (100)
  Pediatric cardiac surgery 5 (42)
  Pediatric neurosurgery 6 (50)
  Pediatric other kind of surgery 10 (83)
  Pediatric burn unit 5 (42)
  Pediatric trauma unit 7 (58)
  Combined PICU and NICU 5 (42)
  Combined PICU and adult ICU 0
% neonates per unita 1% (0–45)
No. of admissions per year  
  1–300 admissions/year 1 (8)
  301–600 admissions/year 5 (42)
  601–900 admissions/year 5 (42)
  901–1200 admissions/year 1 (8)
  1. Data are number (percentage) unless otherwise indicated.
  2. aMedian (range).
  3. PICU pediatric intensive care unit; NICU neonatal intensive care unit; ICU intensive care unit.