Current Controversies: PDF OnlyMerging a PICU and MICU A DebateDominguez, Dinora C. BSN, RN; Clarke, Doris L. BSN, RN, CCRN; Mavroukakis, Sharon A. MS, RN; Coghill, Karen BSN, RN, CCRN; Smatlak, Patricia BSN, RNAuthor Information Dinora C. Dominguez, BSN, RN, Doris L. Clarke, BSN, RN, CCRN, Karen Coghill, BSN, RN, CCRN, and Patricia Smatlak, BSN, RN are all Clinical Nurse Ills in the PICW MICU at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Sharon A. Mavroukakis, MS, RN is a clinical nurse educator at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: July 1997 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 216 Buy Abstract One of the possible combinations when merging specialty units is combining a pediatric intensive care unit with an adult intensive care unit. The response related to the merging of these specialty units solicits very intense, diverse opinions. The authors address this controversial issue in a debate forum to present both sides of the issue. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.