Pediatric Critical Care Medicine faculty work to stabilize, diagnose and manage infants, children, and adolescents with life-threatening medical and surgical problems.
- Hypoxic Injury (lack of oxygen)
- Acute Lung Injury
- Serious Infections
- Liver Failure
- Reversible Heart and/or Lung Dysfunctions, using ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
- Cardiopulmonary Failure
- Post-Operative Care
- Multi-Organ Dysfunction
- Monitoring of Sedation & Analgesia
- Circulatory Failure
- Palliative Care
- Solid Organ and Bone Marrow Transplant
- Acute Kidney Failure using Renal Replacement Therapy
- Neurologic Dysfunction
- Severe Head Injury
Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is staffed by Board-Certified/Board Eligible Pediatric Critical Care physicians who are physically present 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. In addition, the multidisciplinary team involved in caring for critically ill children includes Pediatric Critical Care Fellows, Pediatric Residents, Advanced Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Case Managers, Social Workers, and Nutritionists.
We work collaboratively with pediatric specialists and surgical specialists, as well as those in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, to bring a multidisciplinary approach to critical care. Learn more about our faculty.
We assist physicians at other hospitals in the evaluation of children with complex and potentially critical illness.
We offer a highly-skilled critical care transport team 24 hours per day to bring children from other hospitals and locations to the Children's Hospital in a safe and expeditious manner. Learn more about the Pediatric Transport Service.
Our 19-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is located at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (Map and Directions).