Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Seattle Children’s has a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) located in the Forest zone with a total of 37 beds. We care for babies and children up to age 21 who are critically ill or injured or had complex surgery. Our single-patient rooms reduce infection risk and ensure family privacy.
Doctors and nurses who are certified in pediatric critical care medicine and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) are here 24 hours a day. We use the most advanced technology to care for your child. We have a nationally recognized program for children who need extracorporeal life support (heart and lung life support). Children’s PICU doctors also care for children at Harborview Medical Center, the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center PICU in the WAMI region (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).
Family-centered care is a main focus in the PICU. You are part of your child’s healthcare team, and we want you to take part in your child’s care.