Yu Kawai

Yu Kawai


Dr. Yu (pronounced like “you”) Kawai (rhymes with Hawaii) is an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the Quality Medical Director and an intensivist in the pediatric ICU and the cardiovascular surgery ICU. He completed Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency and a pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of Michigan. Since accepting a position at the Mayo Clinic in 2016, he has been involved in multi-site QI initiatives. Notably, he is the site-PI for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Pediatric ICU Liberation Collaborative. He is also an active member of the SCCM ICU Liberation Committee. Locally, he is on the Pediatric Delirium Team and the Early Mobility Team. He led the efforts in developing a pediatric delirium management and prevention bundle called the Bundle to Eliminate Delirium (BED) to mitigate the iatrogenic and reversible drivers of delirium. The bundle especially focuses on improving the quality of sleep in the PICU. His recent publications focus on reducing ICU noise pollution with the use of the BED as well as the positive association between ICU noise pollution and prevalence of pediatric delirium, which he will be discussing more today.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Council & Chamber

Symposium: The Evolution of Care for ICU Delirium in Critically Ill Infants and Children

Chair: Heidi Smith, MD, MSCI, Vanderbilt University, TN & Chani Traube, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY

  • Novel Considerations for PICU Care
    Yu Kawai, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, MN
  • Evidence-Based Practice for the Pediatric ICU
    John Berkenbosch, MD, University of Louisville, KY
  • Implementation of Bundled Care in the Pediatric ICU
    John Lin, MD, Washington University, MO
  • The "Why" Behind Evolving Practices in the Pediatric ICU
    Leslie Dervan, MD, MS, University of Washington, WA