A paediatric intensive care physician is responsible for stabilising, transferring, resuscitating and treating children who are critically ill or injured. A PICP is responsible for identifying the children who are in need of intensive care support and are skilled at the techniques and the procedures needed to deliver the support needed. The paediatricians are quite skilled at coordinating, leading and directing surgical resuscitation along with medical intervention.
Paediatric intensive care is also about treating children with a wide range of life-threatening conditions within, transfer, emergency and intensive care settings. The doctors interact with, supervise and educate every member of a multi-professional intensive care team and ensure that the best childcare services are provided.
Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine has been recognized as a speciality of Intensive Care medicine. Abbreviated as PICU, it is also an area within a hospital which specializes in the care of children, teenagers and infants who are suffering from injuries or chronic conditions. A PICU team comprises paediatric intensivists or consultants, doctors, therapists, nurses and other paramedical staff, who are specially experienced and trained in paediatric intensive care.
Any child who is seriously ill and is in need of intensive care and whose medical needs cannot be met on the main medical floors of the hospital goes to the PICU. The kids who are sent to the PICU might be people suffering from severe breathing problems like asthma, certain conditions of heart, serious infections, certain diabetes complications or those involved in serious accidents or injuries.
Some of the kids might be stable enough to be cared for in the normal hospital wards but they might be transferred to the PICU if they become acutely ill. If a child undergoes a major surgery, they might be taken cared for in the PICU for several days.
The various services of PICU include:
- Specialist care for seriously injured, ill or ventilated children.
- Specialist care for High Dependency patients who cannot be transferred to the ward due to any kind of dependence on specialist technology or physiological instability.
- Specialist care for children post cardiac surgery, liver and cardiac transplantation.
- Extra-corporeal life support or ECLS including Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation(ECMO) and Ventricular Assist Devices(VAD).
- Medical Emergency Team for all inpatients.
- Outreach Service for the review of patients who are based in the ward.
- Paediatric, Infants and Perinatal Emergency Retrieval or PIPER.
- Clinical technologist support to Home Ventilation, technology-dependent children, NICU and Emergency department.
Other than these, some other departments are paediatric infectious diseases, child neurology, paediatric cardiology, child development, paediatric pulmonology, allergy and immunology, paediatric endocrinology, paediatric nephrology, paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition and paediatric haematology and oncology.
Conditions treated are Thalassaemia, complex kidney diseases and urological conditions, oesophagal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders, diabetes, growth and metabolic bone disorders, childhood obesity, heart diseases and a lot more. Even congenital heart disorders also receive good treatment at ClearMedi.
ClearMedi has fully equipped bedded facilities and is perfectly designed to provide an environment resembling family setup. There is an interaction between the families and the caregivers in a completely peaceful and healing surrounding. Each bed has state-of-the-art monitoring facilities including central monitoring like arterial, end tidal carbon dioxide and intracranial pressure monitoring. Other than this, they have bronchoscopy, endoscopy, echocardiography, dialysis and ultrasonography facilities besides holistic and nursing care for the patients who have undergone a transplant of their kidneys and livers.
ClearMedi has been in the business of managing a wide variety of complex clinical services for over a decade now. With its presence felt in more than 10 tier-2 and tier-3 cities, it provides some of the best medical facilities.