Pediatric Critical Care
In the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, we deliver world-class, family-centered care to critically ill children. Our pediatric critical care providers are experts at caring for children who have been severely injured, have a life-threatening illness or have undergone complicated surgery.
Our state-of-the-art patient rooms are designed with children and families in mind. Located on the fourth floor of OSF Children’s Hospital, the 32 rooms of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit are divided into Pediatric Intermediate Care (PIC) and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The critical care unit also offers a playroom for supervised playtime and options for gaming systems such as Wii and the GetWell Network on a flat screen panel for every room.
Medical specialists from all disciplines are readily available to the PIC and PICU. Areas of expertise include:
The highest level of care:
OSF Children’s Hospital is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Center for Excellence. We are also designated by the state of Illinois as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and a designated Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC).
Available advanced modalities include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) life support for neonate, pediatric and cardiac patients; high frequency ventilation; ventilation with nitric oxide and heliox gas therapies; non-invasive ventilation and dialysis. Intensive care doctors staff the unit 24/7, along with the resident and APRN teams.