The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Manipal hospitals is dedicated to providing exclusive care and managing very sick children with a variety of medical and surgical conditions who are below 18 years of age. Our PICU department is fully equipped with modern technology and experienced paediatricians to make treatment hassle-free for both the child and the parents. Our patient-friendly staffs and ward nurses make sure to take the utmost care of your child and provide emotional support and comfort in need. The PICU in Bangalore follows strict infection control protocols to ensure the complete safety of your child.
Manipal Hospital is one of the leading multispecialty healthcare providers in India. Our key objective is to provide quality care to critically ill children in an environment, which is sensitive to the needs of the child and the family.
The facilities available at the hospital are at par with international standards.
The PICU at Manipal hospitals provides the best comprehensive treatment and care of complex and emergency pediatric cases.
The department has experienced PICU consultants and the best neonatologist in Bangalore and it is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities supported by trained paramedical staffs.
The PICU at Manipal hospitals, Bangalore works in coordination with other departments, such as respiratory, neurology, cardiovascular, etc to provide your child with the best possible care.
We also have a dedicated team of neonatologist in Bangalore with the aim to provide safe transfer of children from referral centres in and around Bangalore.
We are one of the paediatric intensive care unit hospitals in Bangalore, equipped with 24/7 lab and Imaging facilities including CT Scan, MRI Scan, PET Scan services and Ultrasonography to speed up treatment without losing time in critical patients.
Treatment and Procedures
Breathing support: PICU provides various breathing support for the children having trouble breathing. The procedures include Mechanical ventilation, Non-invasive ventilation and High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFNC).
Invasive and Non-invasive BP monitoring: Both invasive and non-invasive BP monitoring procedures are available at PICU of Manipal hospitals. The invasive blood measure monitor provides reliable and accurate values that are essential in the critical care unit.
Central venous access and PICC line services: The peripherally inserted central catheter delivers the medications and nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Other central venous catheter procedures are also available at PICU.
Procedural sedation: The sedation procedures at PICU is done by expert anesthesiologists during various diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis: Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis procedures are performed in children with acute or chronic renal failure. The procedures are performed by expert doctors.
Plasma exchange therapy: Plasma therapy exchange, a life-saving procedure in certain diseases, is also available at the PICU of Manipal hospitals.
Sleep study: Sleep studies in children are performed to identify various issues related to sleep disorders, including sleepwalking, sleep disturbances, etc.
Bedside continuous EEG/ ECG (Electrical activity of brain/heart): Bedside continuous EEG and ECG facilities are available to continuously monitor the heart and brain functions.
Cardiac output monitoring: The procedures are important in pediatric anaesthesia and intensive care units.
Tracheostomy care: The pediatric surgeons perform tracheostomy in children who suffers from difficulty in breathing.
Pediatric specialities: Our PICU specialist team are experts in various aspects of pediatric care including Surgery, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Gastro-enterology, Liver and Pancreatic disorders, Airway services and ENT, Infectious disease, Nephrology and Urology, Orthopaedics, and Ophthalmology.
Cardiothoracic surgery: Manipal hospital is equipped with advanced facilities and an expert team for performing various cardiothoracic surgery in children suffering from heart diseases, such as heart valve disease, congenital cardiac disease, and patent ductus arteriosus.
Interventional Radiology: The hospital has advanced image-guided, minimally invasive procedures for diagnosing and treating various pediatric diseases.
Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant: The PICU has full-fledged facilities for performing bone marrow transplant. The unit also provides comprehensive care in patients with various hematologic conditions.
Oncology: All the facilities for diagnosing and treating various types of cancer are available at PICU. The pediatric oncology team comprises pediatric oncologists, haematologists, onco-surgeons, and radiologists.
Neurosurgery and spine surgery: PICU also performs neurosurgeries if required in pediatric neurological conditions. Spine surgery facilities are also available at the hospital.
Genetics Services: Pediatric genetic services are available at PICU. PICU has the facility to diagnose various genetic conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and fragile X syndrome.
Physiotherapy: Children who had undergone surgery or are admitted to the hospital for a long period requires physiotherapy. PICU provides physiotherapy services that speed up the recovery.
The PICU team strictly follows infection control protocols. All the people entering the unit must remove the footwear and wash their hands. The doctors place the children, with a high risk of infection, in isolation cubicles.
There is no set timeline when the child is shifted to the general ward or discharged from the hospital. It varies between medical conditions. The doctor shifts the child from PICU if he is out of danger.
The PICU team comprises various members working in coordination to provide the best medical care to children. The medical staff provides the treatment while the nursing staff takes care of the children. The patient-care coordinator helps the parents with finance and billing, and the dietician provides the best diet for children to ensure a fast recovery.
Children suffering from severe and life-threatening conditions are required to be admitted to the PICU. The PICU is equipped with life-saving machines to manage emergency conditions in those below 18 years of age. The advanced diagnostic facilities help in initiating early treatment. The conditions requiring PICU admission are Acute Respiratory Distress, apnoea, sepsis, trauma, seizures, poisoning, trouble breathing, accidents and cardiovascular complications.
Both the units are for managing severe and life-threatening conditions. However, the type of patients varies. While NICU focusses more on the diseases associated with newborn, PICU handles life-threatening conditions of patients aged one month to 18 years.