What We Treat

Our TICU treats:

  • Congenital (present at birth) abnormalities of the lungs or airway
  • Conditions resulting from extreme premature birth, including apnea
  • Complications from serious illness, injury or surgery
  • Children from birth to age 21

Services We Offer

Examples of the types of equipment required by technology-dependent children include:

  • Mechanical ventilators to support or assist breathing
  • BiPAP/CPAP to support or assist breathing
  • Oxygen supplementation, including High Flow Nasal Cannula, to maintain adequate oxygen levels
  • Tracheostomy tubes for a stable airway
  • Cardio-respiratory (apnea) monitors to monitor heart rate and breathing
  • Pulse oximetery to monitor oxygen level in the blood
  • Feeding pump and supplies to maintain nutrition
  • Hoyer lift to assist with repositioning and transfer to wheelchair
  • Infant warmer to maintain body temperature
  • Specialty beds when needed to prevent skin breakdown

Our TICU multidisciplinary healthcare team includes:

  • Pulmonologists
  • Nurses
  • Patient care techs
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Rehabilitation specialists (physical therapists/occupational therapists)
  • Case manager
  • Social worker
  • Child life specialist
  • Music therapist
  • Pulmonary educator
  • Patient and family discharge educator

Our Unique Approach

We dedicate resources to ensure the transition from the TICU to home is safe. We support the family and caregivers throughout the process. Our physicians work closely with each child’s primary healthcare provider to make decisions regarding treatment and long-term care at home. Our team also works with families to coordinate community services needed to transition TICU patients with special needs into their homes.