The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provides services for all critically ill or injured infants, children, and adolescents admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the NC Children’s Hospital. Our division works collaboratively with all other pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties in the care of our patients.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at NC Children’s Hospital is a state of the art 20-bed facility where multidisciplinary teams care for a wide variety of critically ill children. All rooms are private with windows and areas for parents and care givers.
As part of our important continuum of care, we provide coordination with all medical and surgical specialties. All forms of respiratory support including high frequency oscillation and jet ventilation are available. Other modalities such as Renal Replacement Therapies and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) or Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) are utilized in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for neonates, children and adolescents with organ failure. Care of the neonatal and pediatric cardiac surgery patient is routinely provided in the PICU.
The pediatric critical care medicine division consists of 8 faculty members with subspecialty training in pediatric critical care, cardiac anesthesiology, and cardiac critical care. The UNC PICU includes robust infrastructure for clinical quality improvement and family centered care through a partnership with the NC Children’s Hospital Center for Clinical Excellence. For specific information about our current projects and efforts please refer to our dashboard and QI website http://cce.med.unc.edu
Consultation or Referral
Call the UNC Hospitals Transfer Center at (800) 806-1968 and ask to speak with the UNC Pediatric Critical Care physician on call. Please also use this number for all ECMO/ ECLS (Extracorporeal Life Support) referrals. The direct number for the UNC PICU is (919) 966-5491.
County communication centers and hospital medical personnel can call UNC Air Care at (800) 247-6264 to arrange transports via air and ground services.
Contact our office (UNC Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine)
- Office Phone: (919) 966-7495
- Office Fax: (919) 966-6164