Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Critical Care (PICU)

International leaders in pediatric critical care ready to help children through any medical and surgical diagnosis or crisis

Critical care is a type of care for children who have illnesses or injuries that require a close and constant watch by a team of specially trained caregivers. Children who need critical care are treated in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Children's Health℠. Our team not only includes physicians, but also nurses, respiratory therapists and other caregivers who work together to ensure that your child has access to any type of care at a moment's notice.

Access to the latest treatments and therapies

The Children's Health℠ Pediatric ICU conducts leading-edge medical research and brings new therapies to patients years before they are available at other institutions. The medical staff in the Pediatric ICU helped define national and Pediatric ICU standards of care by writing one of the major textbooks in the field of pediatric critical care.

A dedicated team providing round-the-clock care

Critical Care Services consists of more than 500 specially trained employees in pediatrics working together to provide care for patients. Our team includes a Clinical Nurse Specialist, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, team leaders, educators, clinical managers, ECMO specialists, information system specialists, quality analysts, research coordinators, and around-the-clock pharmacists in the unit pharmacy.

Meet the Care Team