Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Life-saving care for our most critical ill and injured patients.

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of care through a multidisciplinary approach.

parent and patient holding hands
parent and patient holding hands

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

Pediatric Critical Care Therapies

  • Nitric oxide
  • Continuous video-EEG recording

Pediatric Critical Care Therapies

Conditions We Treat


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.

featured patient photo.
featured patient photo.

Stories to Inspire

After surviving a high-risk pregnancy with a set of twins, the Strombom’s were faced with yet another complication. Their third child, an unborn baby named Charlie, was diagnosed with a congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) and underwent two in utero interventions to allow for a full and healthy gestation period. Once delivered, the LifeFlight team from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was on stand-by to transport Charlie from West Palm Beach to Miami.
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