PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (PICU)

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Manipal Hospital is a multidisciplinary advanced intensive care unit. The PICU is a referral centre for children with multidisciplinary problems with varying grades of severity from all over the country. The ICU is run by a team of professional Paediatric Intensivists with more than a decade of experience in the field of paediatric intensive care. They are specially trained for Paediatric ICU from the best centres in India and from abroad.

The PICU is well equipped with state of the art infrastructure (ventilators both invasive and non-invasive, High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilators, High Flow Nasal Canula Systems, Multi-Channel Monitors, Invasive Haemodynamic Monitoring Systems, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Intermittent Haemodialysis, Bedside Ultrasound and ECHO Cardiograph facilities, round the clock radiology, blood bank and laboratory services and others) to cater to the complex needs of the children admitted to the unit.

 

Services

 

  • Constant provide monitoring and support to sick children admitted in the wards, outside the ICU
  • Ensure emergency care proactively to enable recovery
  • Paediatrics Medical Emergency team (PMET) provide support outside the unit, within the hospital
  • Supported by a social work department, clinical nutrition, physical medicine and rehabilitation

 

Other Services

 

The PICU team is well supported by a team of paediatric subspecialty specialists (Paediatric Emergency, paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Pulmonology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Haemato oncology, Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Paediatric Endocrinology, Spine Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Genetics, Paediatric Nephrology, and Transplant Medicine). We take great pride in working together with this group of well qualified specialists for the betterment of the child.

The department has an active teaching programme for post graduates and also runs a fellowship programme for paediatric intensive care which is rated as one of the best in the country. We follow the best available evidence and the most recent practices worldwide in providing care for sick children. We strive to do it considering family members as our partners in providing care.

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