Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Session 18: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

A Pediatric intensive care unit, commonly referred to as a Pediatric ICU, is a hospital department devoted to the treatment of very ill infants, kids, teens, and young adults between the ages of 0 and 21. A Pediatric critical care unit (PICU) is staffed by medical professionals with training and expertise in Pediatric critical care, including physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists. One or more Pediatric critical care physicians or PICU counselors serve as the unit's supervisors. The unit may also employ nurses, medical assistants, physiotherapists, social workers, child life experts, and clerks, however, this varies greatly by location. Due to the acute stage and potentially life-threatening complications of PICU patients, specialist-to-patient ratios in PICUs are often greater than those in other hospital departments. Such sophisticated methods and tools as ventilators and patient monitoring systems.

  • PICU Condition
  • PICU Advanced Services
  • PICU Technology Dependent
  • PICU Resource Dependent 

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