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Department of Pediatric Intensive Care

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Department of Pediatric Intensive Care

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the hospital is a hub of excellence, offering an unwavering commitment to helping our little patients in the most crucial times. With specialized pediatric expertise offered by our multidisciplinary team of doctors,  we strive to ensure the finest outcomes. The PICU is outfitted with cutting-edge facilities that are specifically tailored to meet the requirements of critically ill children while ensuring their comfort 

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What is a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?

A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialized medical unit within a hospital that provides comprehensive care for critically ill children, and adolescents.

The PICU is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who have specialized training in pediatric critical care.

The primary focus of a PICU is to deliver intensive monitoring, treatment, and support for children with severe medical conditions or those recovering from major surgeries.

What facilities are offered by a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?

  • A multidisciplinary team of healthcare specialists, including specialized nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists and physicians to ensure round-the-clock care and support
  • Cutting-edge monitoring technology for regular and precise monitoring of the childs vitals and assessing organ function from time to time. This is crucial for analysing the childs prognosis.
  • Advanced life support modalities like mechanical ventilators, hemodynamic monitors and extracorporeal life support to support healthy and normal breathing for children with respiratory difficulties.

What are the different levels of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care Units can be classified into 3 different types based on the type of care offered and the complexity of conditions addressed. 

Why would a child be admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?
A child may be admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for any of the following reasons. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are advanced ventilators used for?

Advanced ventilators are used to help patients who need help breathing. The ventilators have advanced features like pressure support, synchronised breathing, and high-frequency oscillation to provide customised support for each patient's specific demands.

When is a child admitted to the PICU?

A child may be admitted to the PICU if he/she requires intensive care and supervision for a serious life-threatening condition or injury.

What conditions are treated in the PICU?

Various conditions treated in a PICU include:

  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Complex surgery
  • Severe infection
  • Physical trauma
  • Medication overdose
Who takes care of the children in the PICU?

PICU is manned by an expert team of doctors, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and specialized nurses to take care of the children 24/7.

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