Pediatric Intensive Care

A nurse caring for a baby

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care strives for excellence in patient care, research and fellowship training. Our division provides comprehensive services for a wide variety of critically ill medical and surgical patients with acute, life-threatening disease and injuries.

Our division includes an eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a two-bed overflow which are state-of-the-art critical care units designed to meet the needs of our patients and families.

The PICU provides intensive care for a wide range of complex, rapidly changing medical, surgical and traumatic disorders occurring in pediatric patients aged 18 and under. Medical and surgical subspecialists from all disciplines are immediately available in the PICU. Areas of subspecialty expertise include congenital heart disease, cardiovascular surgery, respiratory failure, neurosurgery, immunodeficiencies, hematologic and oncologic emergencies, sepsis and multi-organ system dysfunction. Available advanced treatment modalities include cardiovascular surgery (neonatal, pediatric and cardiac ECMO), high frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, non-invasive ventilation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Twenty-four-hour-a-day critical care consultation is available.

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