Conditions We Treat
Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Children who need close or specialized monitoring will spend time in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) or neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), depending on their age. Intensive care is needed for children who have had certain types of major surgery. These include heart operations, organ transplants or neurosurgery. After some surgeries, your child may remain on a breathing machine and have special monitoring lines that measure pressures in major veins or arteries. In the PICU, your child will be closely watched 24 hours a day.