Few things make a parent feel as helpless as watching his or her child undergo a medical crisis. When illness or injury poses a critical challenge to the respiratory, circulatory, nervous or gastrointestinal functions of children and adolescents, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Nassau University Medical Center provides the ideal high-tech healing environment. Some of the conditions that might require a stay in the PICU include:
- Extensive surgery
- Severe infection
- Drug overdose
- Congenital anomalies
- Immunological disorders
NuHealth’s PICU at Nassau University Medical Center provides a secure, controlled environment capable of tending to the needs of patients at any given time. Our children receive the highest degree of care and are constantly and carefully monitored. When necessary, the latest interventions and treatments are brought to bear, including special respiratory technology and other life-saving protocols.
Led by pediatric critical care specialists from NUMC’s Department of Pediatrics, NuHealth’s experienced PICU team includes highly trained pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and other health professionals. With their compassionate manner and quiet competence, they are a comfort to children and parents alike, offering the right combination of technology, expertise and old fashioned TLC to help our young patients return as quickly as possible to the warm embrace of home and family.
To reach the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Nassau University Medical Center, call (516) 572-6330.