​Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


 Unit Profile 

Unit name

 PICU – Pediatric Critical Care 

Patient population

 Age 0 to 14 years

Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 hours / 7 days per week

Number of beds


Occupancy Rate


Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

 Respiratory disorders, failures, infections, ARDS hemodynamic instability, post cardio pulmonary arrest, MVA, traumatic brain injury, neurological deficit / disorders, organ transplant – liver / renal, acute / chronic, liver / renal failure, metabolic / endocrine disorders, post operative care of general surgery, airway surgery plastic, oro maxilofacial, urology and neurosurgery, pain management, oncology / haematology, burns, sepsis, organophosphate poisoning/drug ingestion, post operative management of conjoined twins separated.


  • Conventional ventilatory support
  • High frequency oscillatory ventilation, intubation / extubation, tracheostomy tube care
  • initiation and care of central / arterial line
  • hemodynamic monitoring of vasopressors, inotropes blood and blood products, continuous peritoneal dialysis
  • initiation of CRRT (CVVH)
  • epidural analgesia and PCA assistance with insertion and management of patient with chest tube
  • brain death protocol
  • organ donation
  • moderate (conscious) sedation

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 01:45 PM