If your child has an illness or injury that results in your child being in an unstable critical condition, a hospital-based Pediatric Critical Care Specialist (pediatric intensivist) can be called on to provide the special care that your child needs. Some conditions that may cause your child to be unstable and critical include the following:

All children become ill or injured at one time or another. Most of these problems can be cared for by your pediatrician.

Children who are critically ill require careful monitoring in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Pediatric critical care specialists coordinate the care of these children which is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other health care specialists. They use the special medicines or treatments that can only be offered in the PICU.

Pediatric critical care specialists are medical doctors who have earned a medical degree and had

Pediatric critical care specialists...

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