The Ochsner Hospital for Children Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialized unit caring for patients between the ages of birth through 18 years. The pediatric intensive care unit at Ochsner brings together a comprehensive team of highly specialized and dedicated pediatric healthcare professionals all working together to care for children during their stay. This team includes the intensive care physicians, pediatric consultants, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, child life specialists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and others.
We believe in a multi-disciplinary, family centered approach, where the team visits each child and discusses the plan of care for that day with the child's primary caregivers. This allows an opportunity for the family to have an open dialogue with the whole team, so that all concerns and questions can be addressed in a cohesive manner