It is not only possible to prevent pediatric diseases with therapeutic medicine. Preventive medicine has been gaining gradually more importance all around the world. Preventive medicine is an ongoing process, ranging from intrauterine life to the end of 18 years of age.
The critically ill patients, who were previously losing their lives due to fatal medical reasons such as sepsis (the inflammation disseminated to the body), shock, and organ deficiency, have now the chance to recover their health, thanks to the specialized care and treatment methods applied in Intensive Care Units.
Follow-up of healthy child is the mainstay of primary pediatric healthcare services. The follow-up is a healthcare service, where growth and development of all children are monitored, they are examined for particular diseases and preventive physician care services such as vaccine administration and health training are offered.