Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) practices a collaborative multidisciplinary care model. Care is provided by the intensivist, the critical care team, the primary medical or surgical specialty attending, and our expert consultants. The PCCM service provides primary care to most non-surgical patients and conjoint care to all trauma and surgical patients.
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine strives to offer:
Life-saving monitoring and treatment for critically ill children, utilizing the most advanced therapies and technologies
The best possible care in a multidisciplinary, family-centered environment that is respectful of individual family needs
Education of current and future generations of clinicians and researchers in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Basic and clinical translational research in order to evaluate new methods of monitoring and therapy for patients
Some of the pediatric critical care therapies include:
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is staffed by highly experienced board-certified pediatric intensivists from the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The PICU team also includes critical care nurses, pediatric critical care fellows, pediatric residents, respiratory therapists, pharmacologists, nutritionists, occupational and physical therapists, biomedical engineers and other allied health personnel. In addition, experienced social workers, chaplains, ethicists, child life specialists and family representatives provide support to critically ill children and their families, in our family centered care environment.
Pediatric Rapid Response Team
The Pediatric Rapid Response Team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is aimed at improving patient outcomes in children in critical conditions before a child goes into cardiac arrest. This experienced rapid response clinical team works with the goal of identifying when a patient is at risk for cardiac arrest, and taking steps to prevent cardiac arrest in children from occurring.
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A recent quality-of-care assessment of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Nicklaus Children's conducted by the National Association of Children's Hospitals compares patient outcomes with results obtained from similar intensive care units around the country. Nicklaus Children's PICU was ranked excellent, the number one unit in the study, due principally to better than predicted results obtained in caring for the highest risk patients.