null Janet Rennick, RN, MScN, PhD
pediatric intensive care • psychological outcomes • post-intensive care syndrome pediatrics • mixed methods • patient and family-centred care
My research focuses on three aspects of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and post-PICU hospitalization: identifying children's psychological outcomes following PICU hospitalization and associated recovery trajectories; enhancing patient and family-centred care for critically ill children with medical complexity (CMC); and developing innovations in care to promote healthy recovery following critical illness. PICU hospitalization places children at risk of persistent psychological and social difficulties, part of pediatric post-intensive care syndrome (PICS-p). Findings highlight the gravity of children's negative responses, interdependencies between child and family members' responses, and a lack of long-term data regarding recovery trajectories. I am currently using mixed methods to better understand the magnitude and duration of potentially harmful psychological and behavioural changes and associated risk factors in children over a three-year period post-PICU discharge, and to improve patient and family-centred care for CMC in the PICU using a novel integrated KT approach.
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Rennick, J.E., St-Sauveur, I., Knox, A., Ruddy, M. (2019). Exploring the experiences of parent caregivers of children with chronic medical complexity during pediatric intensive care unit hospitalization: An interpretive descriptive study. BMC Pediatrics. 19 (August):272. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-019-1634-0.
Manning, J.C., Pinto, N.P., Rennick, J.E., Colville, G., Curley, M.A.Q. (2018). Conceptualizing Post Intensive Care Syndrome in Children -The PICS-p Framework. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 19(4): 298–300. DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001476.
Rennick, J.E., Stremler, R., Horwood, L., Aita, M., Lavoie, T., Majnemer, A., Antonacci, M., Knox, A., Constantin, E. (2018). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Promote Psychological Well-Being in Critically Ill Children: Soothing through Touch, Reading & Music. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Jul;19(7): e358-e366. DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001556.
Rennick, J.E., & Childerhose, J.E. (2015). Redefining success in the PICU: New patient populations shift targets of care. Pediatrics, 135(2):e289-91. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-2174. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/135/2/e289.full.
Rennick, J.E., Dougherty, G., Chambers, C., Stremler, R., Childerhose, J.E., Stack, D.M., Harrison, D., Campell-Yeo, M., Dryden-Palmer, K., Zhang, X., Hutchison, J. (2014). Children’s psychological and behavioral responses following Pediatric Intensive Care Unit hospitalization: The caring intensively study. BMC Pediatrics, 14: 276. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-276. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/14/276.