Patient Care

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Pediatric Cardiac Instensive Care Unit (PCICU) at Duke Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive services for a wide variety of critically ill medical and surgical pediatric patients with acute, life-threatening disease and injury.

Duke is a Level I Trauma Center and a regional, national, and international referral facility. Areas of subspecialty expertise include congenital heart disease, cardiovascular surgery, respiratory failure, neurosurgery, stem cell transplantation, solid organ and small bowel transplant, 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, ventricular assist devices (VADs), and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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A comprehensive description of all of our critical care medicine clinical services, locations, and appointment information is available on Duke Children's.