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Pediatric Critical Care (PICU)

If your child has an illness or injury that results in an unstable or critical condition, a hospital-based pediatric critical care specialist can be called on to provide the special care that your infant, child, or adolescent needs.

Our pediatric critical care specialist, also called a pediatric intensivist, care for critically ill children who originate at any of numerous smaller hospitals around the state. Children who are critically ill generally require meticulous monitoring in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Some of the common conditions that we treat with pediatric hospital care include:

  • Respiratory Illnesses (Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia)

  • Hyperbilirubinemia

  • Infant Fever

  • Abscesses/Cellulitis

  • Gastroenteritis/Dehydration

  • Diabetes

  • Seizure Disorders

  • Failure to Thrive/Poor Weight Gain

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Our pediatric intensivists may provide any number of highly specialized interventions to deal with the consequences of severe illness or injury. These include:

  • Diagnosis of children who have unstable or life-threatening conditions, including those with previously undiagnosed diseases

  • Thorough monitoring, medication, and treatment of children in the Pediatric ICU (PICU)

  • Supervision of children on ventilators (“breathing machines”)

  • Medical treatment for children with severe heart and lung disease

  • Placement of special catheters in the blood vessels and heart

  • Management of medications and treatments for children with brain trauma

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Our pediatric intensivists coordinate their care with a specialized team of nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other pediatric health care specialists. They use specialized medicines and/or treatments, many of which can only be offered in a PICU.

  • Pediatric surgeons

  • Pediatric oncologists

  • Pediatric neurologists

  • Pediatric cardiologists

  • Pediatric orthopedists

  • Trauma surgeons

  • Pediatric infectious disease specialists

  • Neurosurgeons

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Contact us today to get help with your Pediatric Critical Care (PICU) needs.

Practice City Contact
Northern Light Pediatric Critical Care
489 State Street, Grant Building, Level 8, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME, 04401-6616
Bangor 207-973-8955