Leadership DIMENSIONA Personal Reflection Critical Care Family CommunicationLilly, MarkAuthor Information In addition to his full-time positive, Mr. Lilly serves on the Family Advisory Council, Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Mark Lilly, Insight Communications, LLC, 833 SE Main St, 226, Portland, OR 97214 ([email protected]). Editor's Note: Authors are encouraged to write about their experiences, feelings, or opinions on a wide array of topics of interest to critical care nurses. These reflections can be published anonymously if so desired by the author. For more information, please contact the editor at [email protected]. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: September 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 213-217 doi: 10.1097/01.DCC.0000325078.32423.e0 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Having a child hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit is very frightening and stressful for the parents. This second of a 2-part article discusses the development of "The Family Survival Guide to the Intensive Care Unit." This article is meant as a resource for critical care nurses. This is the second of a two-part series describing one family's involvement in the pediatric intensive care unit with their son. The second part of the article discusses in detail the development of a survival guide for family members. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.