The Division of Critical Care Medicine is dedicated to providing clinical excellence for a wide variety of critically ill medical and surgical patients; establishing and participating in innovative research and discovery; and training the next generation of leaders in the field.

About Us

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine strives for excellence in patient care, research, and resident and fellowship training. Our division provides comprehensive services for a wide variety of critically ill medical and surgical patients with acute, life-threatening disease and injury. Our division includes the 20-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and the 20-bed Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU), which are state-of-the-art critical care units designed to meet the needs of our patients and families. Care is also provided in a nine-bed Pediatric Progressive Care Unit.

Medical and surgical sub-specialists from all disciplines are immediately available in the PICU and PCICU. Areas of sub-specialty expertise include congenital heart disease, cardiovascular surgery, respiratory failure, neurosurgery, stem cell transplantation, immunodeficiencies, hematologic and oncologic emergencies, sepsis, and multiorgan system dysfunction. Available advanced treatment modalities include Extracorporeal Life Support (neonatal, pediatric, and cardiac ECMO), high frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, non-invasive ventilation, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Twenty-four-hour-a-day critical care consultation is available.  

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Tour of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Take a tour of the Duke Children's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; a unit dedicated to providing world-class care to critically ill children with acute medical and surgical needs since 1978.

Tour of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit PCICU
Take a tour of the Duke Children's Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU)--one of the longest standing pediatric cardiac ICU's in the Eastern United States.