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What is Pediatric intensive care unit?

22:00 - 4 May , 2021

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Its purpose is to diagnose and treat critically ill pediatric patients, whether due to serious but curable life-threatening diseases, or irreversible chronic conditions that require support, monitoring, and replacement of body functions. 

It is a specialty that combines pediatrics and adult intensive care, offering high-quality medical care focused on nursing care, control of the respiratory process, heart rate, and blood pressure.

Among the most frequent patients who enter this area are those who experience serious breathing problems due to infections, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, traffic accidents, or any adverse event that compromises breathing, as well as children who have undergone surgery and their condition is serious.

Depending on the condition and its severity, the length of stay in this area may be a few days, several weeks, or many months. 

This area, where humane treatment, medical skills, and the use of state-of-the-art technological equipment are favored, has a multidisciplinary approach in which various specialists such as cardiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, respiratory and occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, and pharmacists combine their knowledge and experience to provide the best care and attention to pediatric patients.

In our Pediatric Center, a team of highly trained specialists awaits you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring optimal care and results by providing care based on clinical practice guidelines and international protocols.

We have two pediatric intensive care units attended by experts in the management of critically ill pediatric patients and equipped with cutting-edge technology to offer the best treatment options.

Our subspecialists in pediatric emergencies are always ready to provide specialized care when you need it most.

Trust your children’s health to our experts.

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