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Critical Care

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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit provides the highest level of care to critically ill or injured children of all ages.

Our division is family-centered and multidisciplinary in approach. Parents and providers from many clinical services are members of a team that provide efficient, cost-effective care, resulting in better clinical outcomes overall and greater success in treating patients.

The unit is staffed by pediatric intensivists, trainees and experienced pediatric nurses for patients 24 hours a day in six-bed unit with an estimated 600 admissions per year.

Clinical Services

Medical care

  • Acute heart disease
  • Acute respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Acute single/multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Encephalitis and meningitis
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Inhalation injury
  • Oncology emergencies
  • Poisoning and ingestion
  • Severe sepsis and septic shock
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Status Asthmaticus
  • Status Epilepticus

Surgical Care

  • Level I Trauma service (ages 14 and up)
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery service
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology, ear, nose and throat service
  • Plastic surgery and Craniofacial disorders
  • Vascular surgery service

Special services and featured programs

  • Conventional/high frequency ventilation
  • Family-oriented psychosocial support
  • Family visitation
  • Flolan therapy for pulmonary hypertension
  • Heliox
  • Inpatient consultation
  • Nitric oxide
  • Palliative Care Consultation
  • Pediatric Behavioral service
  • Procedural sedation (inpatient and outpatient) service
  • State-of-the-art invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Telephone consultation (always available)

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
Contact the PICU

Phone: 913-588-6363
(Ask to speak to the intensivist or the charge nurse)
Fax: 913-588-0876