PICU Team

Our Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) team is known for our “Caring Spirit.”

 

All of the Pediatric ICU physicians are board-certified Pediatricians and board-certified in Pediatric Critical Care by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Your child’s PICU team also includes:

  • Registered nurses, certified in pediatric critical care nursing
  • ECMO specialists
  • PICU specific respiratory therapists
  • Child Life Specialists and Creative Arts Therapists

 

Our extended team

Child Life Specialists work to reduce the stress and anxiety that may be associated with the hospital experience by meeting the developmental, psychosocial, and emotional needs of patients and families. This is achieved through play, education, and therapeutic interventions at the bedside. Learn more.

Creative Arts Therapists work using art, dance/movement or music to address the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of patients and families during hospitalization. These highly specialized therapists help our patients heal by meeting them in the universal languages of childhood, play and the arts. Learn more.

Radiologists and staff specializing in pediatric medical imaging

Physical and Occupational Therapists
Registered dietitians
Social Workers
Pediatric pharmacist
Pediatric Chaplain
Pediatric Supportive Care provided by a Palliative Care Medicine physician and a dedicated pediatric registered nurse.

If your child is in the PICU following a kidney/pancreas transplant, the St.Vincent Transplant Program physicians and coordinators will work closely with the PICU team and provide specific care instructions.

Recognitions

All Pediatric ICU staff associates are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit consistently earns very high patient satisfaction scores.

 

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