At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we are fully equipped to diagnose, treat and support your child in our Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). Our pediatric doctors, specialists and nurses understand that a child’s medical and emotional needs are different from adults. We use specialized equipment that can help us meet the needs of even the smallest of children, and our pediatric techniques provide the care kids need to thrive. Every member of our team has just one focus—help kids and teens get better faster so they can go home sooner. No matter what your child’s health condition, you can be confident in our experience and skill in treating it in our PICUs.
We are equipped to care for:
- Children with complex chronic illness
- Children with single- or multi-organ system failure
- Children recovering from complex orthopedic, neurologic and general surgeries
- Children undergoing organ transplants
- Trauma patients
- Children requiring breathing support
- Critically ill cancer patients
- Children with serious infections or pneumonia
- Children experiencing neurological problems like seizures
Specialized Care for Children and Teens With Some of the Most Complex Conditions
Our advanced PICUs are staffed around the clock with physicians and nurses who are specially trained in caring for critically ill children. These experts are dedicated to meeting the needs of each child and his or her family from admission through discharge and post-hospital care.
Our PICUs include:
- 74 pediatric intensive care beds
- Board-certified pediatricians trained in critical care
- Nurses with expertise in pediatric intensive care
- State-of-the-art life monitoring technologies and life support
- Emergency medical transportation by ground and air 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- An ECMO Center with sophisticated heart and lung bypass machines
What to Expect in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Learn what to expect in the pediatric intensive care unit, also called the PICU, at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. We know this can be a scary time and we want to support you by keeping you as informed and prepared as possible.
What to Expect When Your Child Moves to a General Care Floor
Learn what to expect when your child moves from the pediatric intensive care unit, also called the PICU, to a general care floor at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We know this can be a scary time and we want to support you by keeping you as informed and prepared as possible.
Que debo Esperar en PICU
Este video le ayudara a saber que esperar en la unidad de cuidados intensivos pediátricos, conocida como PICU, respondiendo a algunas de las preguntas más comunes.
Que debo Esperar – Transición de PICU al piso de Atención General
Este video le ayudara a saber que esperar cuando su niño es transferido de la unidad de cuidados intensivos pediátricos, conocida como PICU, al piso de atención general, respondiendo a algunas de las preguntas más comunes.
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