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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Pediatric intensive care at Niswonger Children’s
The pediatric intensive care unit often serves as a home away from home for chronically and critically ill infants, children and teens and their families.
Patients in the PICU at Niswonger Children’s Hospital receive attentive care by a specially trained health care team serving patients throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
The unit consists of 10 private rooms with the latest critical care technology. These rooms are equipped to handle severe breathing problems and traumas.
Your PICU team
The PICU is led by pediatric critical care specialists called pediatric intensivists – doctors who specialize in treating patients in intensive care.
Patients in the PICU are cared for by highly specialized and trained team members. Children in the PICU benefit from a high nurse-to-patient ratio, which is determined by the patient’s condition.