Critical Care Medicine
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provides care for critically ill or injured children from birth to 18 years of age who require intensive care. The division's physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff care solely for inpatients hospitalized at N.C. Children's Hospital in its 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and therefore do not see patients by appointment.
The division's critical care physicians care for all PICU patients in collaboration with physicians with expertise in other pediatric subspecialties, including cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, nephrology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, etc. They also work closely with the surgical specialties, including general pediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, otolaryngology, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and transplantation surgery, among others.
The Pediatric Transport Service is available to transfer critically ill patients from referring hospitals to the PICU at N.C. Children’s Hospital. The full-time service, staffed by specialty-trained nurses and respiratory therapists, is supervised by members of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care during transport. All forms of advanced support, including mechanical ventilation, high-frequency ventilation, and ECMO, are available.
Learn more about the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine by visiting the division's Web site.
PHONE: (919) 966-7495
FAX (faculty administrative office): (919) 966-6164