Wolfson Children’s Hospital houses a 20-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), staffed by specially trained pediatric critical care physicians, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapist and other healthcare professionals. Our staff uses the most advanced technology to care for children with life-threatening medical conditions or who are recovering from complex cardiac, orthopedic, neurosurgical, ENT and general surgery procedures.
Private intensive care rooms are monitored around the clock while offering patients and families privacy and peace of mind. Centrally located nursing stations ensure our critical care staff is close to each patient’s room for one-on-one care.
The PICU at Wolfson Children's Hospital also provides:
- An Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) service, which is a form of heart-lung bypass that can be used for long-term support of the lungs and/or heart following a critical medical illness or surgery
- State-of-the-art life support and monitoring technologies
- Quick access to subspecialty care by physicians affiliated with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, the University of Florida/Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Florida including:
- Adolescent medicine
- Cardiology and cardiovascular surgery
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Emergency medical transport (ground and air) through Kids Kare
Kids Kare is Wolfson Children’s mobile intensive care unit (ground and air) for infants and children within a 150-mile radius of the hospital. The Kids Kare team is comprised of a nurse and respiratory therapist cross-trained in both pediatric and neonatal intensive care. Read more about Kids Kare.