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Division of Pediatric Critical Care

The Saint Louis University Division of Pediatric Critical Care provides state-of-the-art medical management for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at SSMHealth Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. There are one and often 2 board certified pediatric intensivists providing constant bedside care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The pediatric intensivists also help provide emergency care in other hospital locations.

Our Role

Our role in the PICU centers on the delivery of state-of-the-art life support systems and medications for children after major surgical procedures and during life-threatening illnesses. The physicians and nurse practitioners of the Division establish lead a multi professional team composed of nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers, pharmacists and others to identify and achieve daily goals of care.

Pediatric Critical Care Training

The Division, as part of an academic medical center, combines patient care with our mission to educate all manner of healthcare professional trainees. Our clinical workload helps provide educational opportunities to pediatric residents, surgery residents, emergency medicine fellows and residents, pediatric cardiology fellows, nurses, medical students, respiratory therapists and pharmacists.