Monitoring and Management of Intra-abdominal Pressure in Critically Ill Children

Author(s): ZhiRu Li, HuaFen Wang, FangYan Lu

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jun 01, 2026

Topics: Gastrointestinal

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Although the prevalence and incidence of Intra-abdominal Hypertension (IAH) in critically ill children are considerable, routine IAP measurement in all children admitted to the PICU is currently rare. This comprehensive review systematically describes how to monitor IAP in pediatric patients and provides a specific and feasible method for IAP monitoring in daily clinical practice.


  • Describe how to perform intra-abdominal pressure monitoring in critically ill children, including measurement techniques, monitoring, and management.
  • Provide reference for the development of standardized intra-abdominal pressure monitoring scheme or process in the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Improve medical staff’s knowledge of intra-abdominal pressure monitoring to promote the accuracy of intra-abdominal pressure measurement.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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