Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal intensive-care unit - NICU

In NICU we provide specialized care for the tiniest patient, newborn babies who need intensive medical attention. A paediatrician with additional training takes care of sick and premature babies. Specially trained health care professionals will be involved in the care of a baby. .I.e. Neonatologist (pediatrician with additional training) pediatric resident and nurses.


Pediatric intensive-care unit - PICU

The PICU is the section of the hospital that provides sick children with the highest level of medical care. It differs from other parts of the hospital, like the general medical floors, in that the PICU allows intensive nursing care and continuous monitoring of things like heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a multidisciplinary unit that provides care for infants, children and adolescents who become critically ill or injured.

The many physicians, nurses and allied medical care professionals who work in the PICU have the knowledge, skill and judgment to quickly assess and treat your child so he can achieve the best outcomes possible from critical illness or injury. Equipped with advanced technology, our multidisciplinary team improves survival, speeds recovery, minimizes disability and relieves pain and suffering in a caring and respectful manner.


Coronary care unit - CCU

For heart disease–The Coronary Care Unit looks after patients who need a higher level of care than normal after acute heart-related illnesses, such as a heart attack. In the Coronary Care Unit, our aim is to provide holistic care for acute cardiology patients by administering a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach including the initiation of early intervention as appropriate. These procedures include angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), electrophysiology studies, implantable cardiac defibrillator implantation and temporary/permanent pacemaker implantation. Patients are cared for pre and post procedure and provided with ongoing education. Our acute cardiology beds are for patients suffering from acute and chronic cardiac problems requiring intensive cardiac medical and nursing management. Patients include those classified as high risk for acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, and life- threatening cardiac rhythm disturbances. We provide both hardwired and wireless cardiac monitoring using telemetry units. We have the facility to undertake invasive hemodynamic monitoring, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) as required. The Coronary Care Unit also has one bed where hemodialysis can be performed on renal patients requiring cardiac monitoring.


Medical Intensive-Care Unit - MICU

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) provides multidisciplinary evidence-based critical care to post-operative patients with life-threatening conditions or unstable, severely ill patients who require frequent monitoring and potentially require intensive intervention or ventilation.

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is a state of the art, a multidisciplinary unit that provides care for patients who become critically ill. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, pastoral care and numerous other disciplines. Our team possesses the knowledge, skill and judgment to provide timely assessment and treatment ensuring the best possible outcomes from critical illness. We provide our services in a family-centered atmosphere, encouraging the family to be an integral part of their loved one’s care.


Neurotrauma Unit - NTU

The Neurotrauma unit is for those patients who suffer from severe brain injuries, stroke or brain tumors and many are post-op from a neurosurgical procedure. These can include insertion of various invasive brain monitoring devices, craniotomy for trauma, cerebral aneurysm repair or tumor resection. In the Neuro ICU, patients receive care around the clock and are closely monitored. The Neuro ICU staff has advanced critical care training as well as continuous advanced instruction covering basic Neurophysiology, Neuroanatomy, Neuro assessment and emergency Neuro resuscitation.