Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialized medical unit within a hospital that provides intensive care for critically ill infants, children, and adolescents. The PICU is staffed by a team of healthcare professionals who are trained in the care of critically ill pediatric patients.

The goal of the PICU is to provide advanced monitoring and treatment to stabilize and support the patient’s vital functions, prevent complications, and help the patient recover from their illness or injury. The types of conditions that may require PICU care include severe infections, respiratory distress, neurological disorders, trauma, and organ failure, among others.

 

In addition to medical interventions, the PICU team may provide emotional support and counseling to the patient’s family, as the experience of having a critically ill child can be very stressful and emotionally challenging.