n Southern African Journal of Critical Care - Are children really different from adults in critical care settings?

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-8264
  • E-ISSN: 2078-676X



Four years ago a Nursing Standards Generating Body (SGB) was established to gather wide input and formulate national educational standards for nursing. Possibly for the first time in South Africa this process offered a platform to consider how paediatric critical care is different from adult critical care. During the course of the 3-year SGB process, the Critical Care Society of South Africa (CCSSA) coordinated an exceptional response after having garnered wide participation from South African critical care nurses, educators and clinicians.

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