The field of Children’s / Pediatric Intensive Care / Pediatric Critical Care is a relatively new speciality of pediatrics, well defined and structured in the western world. In India, this is still a nascent speciality, but now fast growing over the last decade. The speciality deals with serious, and critical illness in children which have assumed life threatening proportions. Life threatening illness in children occurs in all age groups with a wide array of diseases virtually involving all organ systems of the body. Additionally, external insults to childrens such as : road traffic accidents, trauma, poisoning, burn injury, submersion injury, and many others take their toll on children worldwide.
In no other branch of medicine is prompt rapid care so rewarding as in Pediatric Intensive Care ! Rapid diagnosis and prompt institution of appropriate care brings about an amazing reversal of disease processes with excellent recovery. Pediatric Intensive Care caters to the age group of one month onwards till adolescence.
Pediatric Intensive Care unit at Lotus has 10 Level 3 ( equipped and capable of providing full advanced life support and multi organ support ) and 6 High Dependency Beds. ( Sick children, but not requiring advanced life support, and recovering from illness )
The PICU ( Pediatric Intensive Care Unit ) is equipped with cutting edge life support technology ( ventilators, infusion pumps, cardiorespiratory monitoring devices, invasive and non invasive monitoring, neurointensive care monitoring, continuous brain electrical recording : continuous EEG , dialysis, liver support, etc ).
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lotus Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics – Intensive Care Chapter and the Pediatric Section of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi. This is a unique distinction as every year we train pediatricians in the art and science of children’s intensive care and who after passing the exit examination are fully armed with the requisite knowledge, skill sets and courage to function independently as : Pediatric Intensivists !
Children’s Intensive Care Services Offered:
Emergency Transport for Critically Ill Children : Our emergency transport vehicles are equipped with all life support gadgets such as infusion pumps, syringe pumps, multichannel cardiorespiratory monitors, ventilators, and defibrillator to safely transfer a sick child from other hospitals or nursing homes by our highly trained medical teams.
Our Transport Success Story ! We are pioneers and probably the FIRST in India to successfully conduct long distance critical care transports by road from a distance of 300 Km ! We have been the FIRST again to successfully conduct air transports of sick children by both commercial aircraft and by helicopter in India !
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