Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Seattle Children’s has a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Forest zone, with a total of 37 beds. We care for infants, children and young people up to age 21 who are critically ill or injured or who have 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 Extracorporeal Life Support Program for children who need life-sustaining heart and lung support. Children’s PICU doctors also care for children at Harborview Medical Center, the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center PICU in the four-state WAMI (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region.
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.