Surgical Critical Care Committee


The mission of the APSA Surgical Critical Care committee is to promote the optimal care of pediatric surgical patients with critical illness through the development of guidelines for clinical care, education of pediatric surgeons, development of new research, collaboration with pediatric colleagues and patient advocacy.

to see the membership of the committee please see the Surgical Critical Care Committee page on


Pediatric surgical critical care syllabus and study guide

To address critical care knowledge gaps, the committee has written this helpful syllabus and study guide. It was created with residents and fellows in mind but is applicable to anyone wanting to brush up or add to their knowledge in this area.

Handbook of pediatric surgical critical care

The handbook was written to

  • create a uniform basis for our critical care and pediatric surgical curriculum
  • provide another dimension to the training for neonatology, pediatric critical care and adult critical care fellows
  • be helpful to our colleagues, who already in practice, as a point of reference in the care of the most complex surgical patients.


video link to the Surgical Critical Care committee session for the APSA 2020 virtual meeting on Resuscitation.


Surgical critical care articles of interest

The committee prepares quarterly reviews of the scientific literature of interest to the pediatric surgeon’s practice but which may be outside the usual literature sources that the pediatric surgeon surveys. The selections are reviewed by the members of the committee but are not endorsed as definitive practice. These compilations are part of the committee’s goal to help identify best practice and appropriate standards for clinical management of pediatric surgical disease.

Last updated: November 26, 2020