Neonatal intensive-care unit – NICU
In NICU we provide specialized care for the tiniest patient, newborn babies who need intensive medical attention. A paediatrician with additional training takes care of sick and premature babies. Specially trained health care professionals will be involved in the care of a baby. .I.e. Neonatologist (pediatrician with
Pediatric intensive-care unit – PICU
The PICU is the section of the hospital that provides sick children with the highest level of medical care. It differs from other parts of the hospital, like the general medical floors, in that the PICU allows intensive nursing care and continuous monitoring of things like heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a multidisciplinary unit that provides care for infants, children and adolescents who become critically ill or injured.
The many physicians, nurses and allied medical care professionals who work in the PICU have the knowledge, skill and judgment to quickly assess and treat your child so he can achieve the best outcomes possible from critical illness or injury. Equipped with advanced technology, our multidisciplinary team improves survival, speeds recovery, minimizes disability and relieves pain and suffering in a caring and respectful manner.