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Consultant - Pediatric and Pediatric Intensivist

Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram

Everything About Paediatric Intensive Care Unit - PICU

Posted On: Sep 01, 2022

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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Gurgaon

Paediatric Intensive Care is a critical care unit that provides specialized medical care to children. PICUs are found in hospitals and come under the Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine headed by Dr. Abhishek Gupta at Manipal Gurugram. The purpose of a Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Hospital in Gurgaon is to provide life-saving treatment for critically ill infants and children suffering from life-threatening illnesses or injuries. As a parent, you can believe in Manipal Hospitals, if seeking the best Paediatric ICU hospital in Gurugram. Our experienced Pediatric Intensivists and Pediatrician in Gurgaon can guide you about your child's condition so that you can make informed decisions about their treatment plan.

What is PICU?

PICU is a mix of state-of-the-art equipment and expert multidisciplinary team members in Children's Hospital in Gurgaon who work together to give the highest level of medical treatment to sick children suffering from various critical ailments. It's a fully functional pediatric facility with advanced infrastructure and technology, expert intensivists, experienced nurses, and all kinds of facilities to treat children suffering from critical conditions. 

PICU at Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram headed by Dr. Abhishek Gupta is a fully functional pediatric facility with advanced infrastructure and technology, expert intensivists, experienced nurses, and all kinds of facilities to treat children suffering from critical conditions.

Who Takes Care of Kids in the PICU?

The PICU employs a large number of highly trained pediatricians in Gurgaon. However, not knowing who everyone is and what they do might be perplexing and intimidating at first. Most individuals will greet you and explain how they are engaged in your child's care, but if they don't, feel free to inquire. You should always feel free to ask the physicians and nurses in Pediatric Intensive Care Hospital in Gurgaon anything about your kid and the treatment he or she is receiving.

The nurses in the PICU have extensive expertise in caring for the sickest youngsters in the Children's Hospital in Gurgaon. They're the ones who are most involved in the day-to-day care of the children. In comparison to other areas of the hospital, the PICU has a larger nurse-to-patient ratio (in other words, each nurse cares for fewer patients, which gives them more time with their child).

A Pediatric intensivist is a doctor who completed a three-year residency in pediatrics following medical school, followed by three years of intensive care specialized fellowship training. He will be mainly involved in the management of your child along with superspecialists of specific diseases.

Residents (doctors who have finished medical school and are preparing to be pediatricians) and PICU fellows may be part of the PICU team (pediatricians training to be attending intensivists).

The Purpose of PICU

Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) or Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) are specialized care units for critically ill or injured children. They're also helpful in treating chronic conditions that need a lot of monitoring and support.

The purpose of a PICU is to provide specialist medical care in Children's Hospital in Gurgaon to infants, children, and adolescents who are critically ill or injured. 

A PICU will have: 

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Equipment such as ventilators to assist breathing
  • Intravenous catheters (IVs) for administering medication and fluids through the veins 
  • Advanced diagnostic tests 
  • CT scan 
  • MRI scanners 
  • Ultrasounds

How does PICU Work?

The primary objective of PICU is to provide care for children with severe illnesses or injuries that need intensive monitoring, treatment, and, often, surgery. The unit in Neonatology Hospital in Gurgaon provides care for infants whose conditions are too complex for regular pediatric wards but don't require an intensive care unit (ICU) level of support.

PICU in Gurugram provides comprehensive care to children such as:

  • Invasive and non-invasive Ventilator support 
  • Post-op monitoring 
  • Breathing devices
  • Testing devices 
  • Multi-channel monitor 
  • Infusion pumps 

The PICU treats critically ill children who need intensive monitoring of their vital functions and medical intervention.

Facilities at PICU

The PICU department at Manipal Hospitals Gurgaon has beds dedicated to taking care of children who require ventilator support or are on a mechanical ventilator for long periods. Many patients come with severe infections requiring antibiotics, IV fluids, inotropes, monitoring, and parenteral nutrition support. The experienced nurses in this department manage these complex cases and provide close monitoring round the clock to ensure that children get adequate nutrition support through their feeding tubes.

Some treatment lines at our PICU are:

  1. Genetic anomalies

  2. Epilepsy

  3. Diabetes (Diabetic ketoacidosis )

  4. Acute exacerbation of ASTHMA

  5. Brain infection

  6. Severe Pneumonia 

  7. Autoimmune conditions

  8. Post-op monitoring after Surgeries

  9. Infections

  10. Trauma

  11. Medication Side-effects and overdose

  12. Food poisoning

  13. Accident related injuries

  14. Organ failure

Apart from facilities related to the most unwell children, you can count on Manipal Hospitals for a comprehensive range of services such as General Paediatrics, Neonatal ICU (NICU), Paediatric Orthopedics, Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Pulmonology, Paediatric Rheumatology, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Paediatric Urology, Paediatric Cardiology, and Cardiac Surgery, Paediatric Nuclear Medicine, Paediatric Interventional Radiology, Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, and more.

Dr. Abhishek Gupta

Consultant - Pediatric And Pediatric Intensivist

Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram

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