Children with complex medical, surgical and traumatic conditions requiring an intensive care level of treatment receive personalized treatment in Indiana's only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). As the state's only Level I Trauma Center, Riley Hospital for Children's Intensive care team provide dedicated care to approximately 1800 children a year. Children benefit by receiving care from our highly trained specialists, but also from our concentrated critical care teams.
Patients suffering from acute, life-threatening conditions receive 24 hour care, seven days a week from attending physicians and our specifically trained pediatric intensive care team. Depending on your child's condition, he/she will be cared for in one of our four more specialized care units including: cardiovascular, transitional, burn and organ transplant. In addition to our specialized care, we use the safest, most innovative technologies including high frequency ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and renal replacement therapies, to assist in care. If your child is being transferred to Riley, IU Health LifeLine provides PICU care, allowing he/she immediate attention from Riley PICU specialists.
In addition to our team providing care for your child, we promote family-centered care and encourage parents and care takers to participate in the care and treatment of their child. We welcome parents/care takers to observe and participate in daily rounds, as they feel comfortable. We also provide guidance and support to those who will care for a child as he/she prepares to go home.
The care we provide for your child and family begins before you arrive to our hospital, continues throughout your stay, but most importantly, long after you and your child leave.