Critical Care Medicine : Critical Care Clinical Services

Critical Care Clinical Services

The Pediatric Critical Care physicians strive to maintain excellent working relationships with their sub-specialty colleagues and are often consulted for assistance in managing pediatric patients in the Ryder Trauma Center, Emergency Department, on pediatric wards and in other areas of the hospital. The PICU’s pediatric intensivists provide emergency respiratory support and a wide range of supportive procedures including:

  • Intubation
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Central vascular access
  • Arterial access
  • Hemodynamic monitoring (invasive and non-invasive)
  • Thoracostomy
  • ECLS
  • Renal replacement therapy (dialysis and continuous hemofiltration)
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring

In addition, they support a procedural sedation service to provide moderate and deep sedation for subspecialty procedures such as:

  • Endoscopies
  • Biopsies
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Bone marrow studies
  • Radiographic imaging