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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialized department within a hospital dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive care for critically ill infants, children, and adolescents. Tailored to address the unique medical needs of paediatric patients, the PICU is staffed by a highly skilled and specialized healthcare team, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology to deliver intensive medical interventions.

Key Features of the PICU Ward:

  • Critical Paediatric Care: The PICU is designed to manage a wide range of critical medical conditions affecting infants, children, and adolescents, including severe infections, respiratory distress, neurological disorders, and post-surgical complications. The unit is equipped to handle emergencies and life-threatening situations.
  • Specialized Monitoring: Paediatric patients in the PICU receive continuous monitoring of vital signs, including heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Advanced monitoring technology allows healthcare providers to closely track changes in a child's condition and respond promptly to evolving medical needs.
  • Respiratory Support: The PICU provides advanced respiratory care for children with breathing difficulties, including the use of ventilators and other respiratory support devices. This ensures optimal oxygenation and ventilation for patients with respiratory challenges.
  • Cardiovascular Support: Paediatric patients with cardiac issues receive specialized care, including monitoring of heart function and interventions such as medications, inotropic support, and advanced cardiovascular procedures as needed.
  • Multidisciplinary Team: The PICU operates with a multidisciplinary team that includes paediatric intensivists, paediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, and other specialists. Collaboration among these healthcare professionals ensures comprehensive and individualized care for each patient.
  • Pain Management and Sedation: Children in the PICU receive tailored pain management and sedation to ensure their comfort and facilitate medical procedures. The healthcare team prioritizes the alleviation of pain while closely monitoring the child's overall well-being.
  • Family-Centered Care: Recognizing the importance of family involvement, the PICU emphasizes family-centered care. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in their child's care, and the healthcare team provides support, education, and communication to address the emotional needs of families during the critical care period.
  • Rehabilitation and Post-ICU Care: For children recovering from critical illness, the PICU supports rehabilitation efforts and collaborates with other departments to ensure a smooth transition to lower levels of care. This may involve physical therapy, occupational therapy, and on-going medical follow-up.