​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

 16

Occupancy Rate

 100%

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.

Procedures

  • 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