Pediatric Intensive Care

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a multidisciplinary unit that provides care for infants, children and adolescents who become critically ill or injured.

The many physicians, nurses and allied medical care professionals who work in the PICU have the knowledge, skill and judgment to quickly assess and treat your child so he can achieve the best outcomes possible from critical illness or injury.

Equipped with advanced technology, our multidisciplinary team improves survival, speeds recovery, minimizes disability and relieves pain and suffering in a caring and respectful manner.

Conditions that commonly cause critical illness and injury include:

  • Severe infection


  • Poisoning


  • Drug overdose


  • Trauma


  • Extensive surgery


  • Congenital anomalies


  • Immunological disorders