Beaumont’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
provides outstanding care to critically ill or injured infants and
children up to 18 years of age. Our highly skilled pediatric
intensivists are board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical
care medicine, and receive support from a wide range of pediatric and
surgical specialists. They are joined by nurses, respiratory therapists,
physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists and social
workers who are specially qualified to work with children.
Beaumont Children’s PICU provides care for nearly 700
children each year. Infants and children come from several regional
emergency centers in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont operates the only
Level I Trauma Center in Oakland and Macomb counties, underscoring our
commitment to providing the highest quality emergency care to the
children we serve.
The PICU features state-of-the-art equipment adapted to the size and
needs of children. Mechanical ventilation, respiratory therapy, blood
pressure support and monitoring, intracranial pressure monitoring, and
continuous renal replacement therapy are all available.
More than 1,000 times each year the PICU staff offers sedation for
children undergoing endoscopy, bone marrow aspiration and other invasive
procedures. Provided in a child-friendly environment, sedation
alleviates fear and anxiety and allows a pain-free procedure.
Visitation in the PICU
Visitation is unlimited for parents and grandparents of patients in
the PICU. However, visitors should be limited to two per patient.
Siblings may also visit, though we encourage consultation with a child life specialist to prepare young siblings before they enter the PICU.
Family lounges are available for parents and other family members to