Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Caring for critically ill children
At Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, critically ill children are cared for in an optimal environment led by highly trained physicians known as pediatric intensivists. With the stress level of having a critically ill child, it is important for parents to have a comfortable place to sleep and still be very close to their child.
Our PICU rooms offer sleeping space for parents and ready observation for nurses. We also have separate quiet sleeping rooms, lockers and shower facilities for PICU parents to use as needed.
The staff of our 18-bed PICU and Pediatric Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (PIICU) is prepared to provide immediate care for more than 500 referrals each year.
- Respiratory failure of all etiologies (the cause of a disease or condition)
- Severe dehydration
- Organ system failure
- Severe trauma
- Neurologic diseases
Pediatric ICU – call Palmetto Communications to speak directly to an intensivist:
Pediatric Admitting Resident: 803-434-8510
Pediatric Sedation Unit
Sedation Unit: 803-434-7964
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit referrals are accepted from physicians, emergency departments and hospital inpatient facilities. Pediatric Sedation Unit patient sedation may be added on to a scheduled procedure.