Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The severe condition of a child can make their parents worried. To get control of the child's disease, the doctor admits them into a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Comprehending the working of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit can assist in soothing some of the tension during your child's admission.

What Is Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a hospital department that offers high medical care. This Unit is too different as compared to the other General Medical Sections. In this section, patients’ condition monitors frequently by the nurses and doctors. They monitor the aspects such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure of the kid. 

Compared to the other General Medical Sections, the medical staff gives medical therapies unavailable in the hospital’s different medical sections. These intensive therapies include breathing machines (ventilators) and certain medicines under close supervision. 


When Is a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Required?

A child needs the PICU Section of the hospital in one of the following conditions:

– Severe Disease
– Physical trauma
Congenital abnormalities
– Autoimmune Disease
– Complex surgery
– Medication Overdose
– Food poisoning

Who Takes Care of the Children in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit?

The highly skilled and experienced staff cares for the children in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. In the PICU Department of the hospital, the nurses are experienced in providing care for the sickest children in the hospital. According to the requirement of a child, some other specialists also take care of your child, i.e., neurosurgeons and cardiologists.

Pharmacists, Respiratory therapists, Nutritionists, physical therapists, and Occupational therapists are the specialists who are also available to provide medical care to the sickest child.

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