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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
The Paediatric Intensive Care unit at the BLK Superspeciality hospital was established in the year 2008 as a part of Department of Neonatal, Paediatric and Adolescent medicine. The Multidisciplinary environment of the unit provides state-of-art care for children with life threatening medical and surgical conditions.
The Unit headed by Dr. Rachna Sharma, who has over 15 years experience in pediatric critical care, is well equipped and staffed to provide round the clock management of critically ill children (between 1 month and 18 yrs ) arising in situations with hemodynamic instability (hypotension/ hypertension), airway or respiratory compromise (needing any form of ventilatory support - non invasive, high frequency), kidney failure, complicated heart related conditions, multiple organ system failure, polytrauma, injury following burns, neurological conditions (following fall from height, post infection, post seizures etc), post operative unstable children etc. It also adressess other issues including psychological health, pressure points, mobilizations, physiotherapy and palliative care.
The unit has fully equipped eight bedded facility and is designed to provide family centered environment that encourages interaction between families and caregivers in peaceful and healing surroundings. Each bed has state-of-art monitoring facilities including central monitoring (arterial, end tidal carbon diaoxide, intra-cranial pressure monitoring), bedside dialysis, bronchoscopy, endoscopy, echocardiography, ultrasonography etc. apart from comprehensive nursing care and holistic care for post transplant patients (liver and kidney).
The center`s expert critical care transport team composed of pediatric critical care trained fellow doctors and paediatric trained paramedics assures that the most sick child gets transported to our facility from any part of the country without any furtehr de-stabilization of medical condition.
Paediatric critical care unit is authorized to provide one year Paediatric critical care fellowship training course for qualified paediatricians and the course is under College of Pediatric critical care.
Regular training programmes are carried out all through the year to train pediatricians and the critical care nurses in order to improve quality of critical care across various hospitals in the country.
Other services include:
1) Isolation facility with negative and positive pressure for organ transplant / burns / plastic surgery patients etc
PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
The Paediatric Intensive Care unit at the BLK Superspeciality hospital was established in the year 2008 as a part of Department of Neonatal, Paediatric and Adolescent medicine. The Multidisciplinary environment of the unit provides state-of-art care for children between 1 month and 18 yrs with life threatening medical and surgical conditions
What We Treat
Our PICU is equipped to care for :-
- Children with serious infections
- Children with breathing difficulty requiring breathing support
- Trauma patients
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Complicated heart related conditions
- Children with single or multi-organ system failure
- Children with complex chronic illness
- Children recovering from complex paediatric surgeries including post op neurosurgery,plastic surgery, cardiac surgery etc
- Children undergoing organ transplants
- Critically ill cancer patients
- Children experiencing neurologic problems (following fall from height, infection, seizures)
Services We Offer
Our services include:
- 9 pediatric intensive care beds
- Board-certified pediatricians trained in critical care
- Nurses with expertise in pediatric intensive care
- State-of-the-art life monitoring technologies and life support
- Transport -Emergency medical transportation by ground and air 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Our PICU offers state-of-the-art equipment and the latest therapies to support children with organ failure.
- Pediatric ECMO (Extra - corporeal membrane oxygenation) Center - provides life support for children whose heart and lungs aren't functioning normally.
- High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) - helps your child breathe by sending small, rapid puffs of air into the lungs. It's safer for small lungs than high-pressure, conventional ventilation methods.
- Extra-corporeal renal replacement therapy - takes over kidney function in children with severe injuries to the kidneys or kidney disease.
- Plasmapheresis-to exchange blood plasma in cases of poisoning and certain immunological condition like autoimmune encephalitis , TTP etc
- Inhaled nitric oxide treats respiratory problems like pulmonary hypertension. A breathing machine provides nitric oxide, causing blood vessels in the lungs to dilate and hold oxygen that circulates throughout the body.
- Isolation facility with negative and positive pressure for organ transplant / burns / plastic surgery patients etc...
Our Unique Approach
- Round the clock experts- Our state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit are staffed around the clock with physicians and nurses who are specially trained in caring for critically ill children.
- A Multidisciplinary Team Approach
- We work with a team of more than 31 multidisciplinary pediatric specialists including Pediatric surgeon, pediatric pulmonologist, pediatric neurologist, pediatric nephrologist, pediatric cardiologist, pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric endocrinologist, pediatric anesthesiologists, to create individualized treatment plans for each child we treat
- Our critical care team provide holistic care to the sick children from the time of admission to the discharge with greater emphasis on rehabilitation to normal self along with trained clinical psychologist, nutritionists and physicaloccupational therapists
- Stay With Your Child - We understand how critical a child`s parents are to the health care team and encourage parents to visit and stay with their children in the PICU anytime, day or night. Our team of health care professionals works closely with parents to identify concerns and explain all treatment plans thoroughly and maintain continual communication with patient`sprimary physicians during the entire period of treatment.
Enducation / Training
- Paediatric critical care unit is authorized to provide 1 year Paediatric Critical Care fellowship training course for qualified paediatricians and the course is under IAP - College of Pediatric critical care.
- Regular training programmes are carried out all through the year to train pediatricians and the critical care nurses in order to improve quality of critical care across various hospitals in the country.