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Paediatric intensive care unit

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital is a multidisciplinary unit offering comprehensive tertiary care for infants, children and adolescents who are suffering from a wide range of health problems, including trauma, medical emergencies, congenital defects, childhood cancer, and post-operative care following complex operations (such as a heart transplant). 

Our state-of-the-art Paediatric Intensive Care Unit provides 24X7 in-house specialised emergency care 365 days in a year, to children with serious medical or surgical conditions. We have a team of highly experienced paediatric intensivists who follow a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive care in a family centred care environment.

Our unit has a nationally recognised Extracorporeal Life Support Program for children who need life-sustaining Heart and Lung support. We also offer high-quality, compassionate care to Bone Marrow / Organ Transplant Patients. The advanced treatment modalities we have at the unit include high-frequency Ventilation, Non-invasive Ventilation, Nitric Oxide Therapy, Plasmapheresis, Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) modalities.

What are the Facilities Provided at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit?

Our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit offers the most advanced facilities using the latest therapies and state-of-the-art facilities to deliver care to children. These include: 

  • High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV): It is an advanced method that works by sending small, rapid puffs of air into the lungs and help children suffering from breathing problems. It is one of the safest options for small lungs and highly efficient than high-pressure, conventional ventilation methods.
  • Extracorporeal Renal Replacement Therapy (ERRT): It is an advanced renal replacement therapy that aids the functioning of kidneys in children suffering from severe kidney injuries or kidney diseases. The unit also offers other types of renal replacement therapy such as haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED).
  • Plasmapheresis: Plasmapheresis is used to treat conditions arising due to poisoning and certain immunological disorders such as autoimmune encephalitis, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), etc. Plasmapheresis involves exchanging blood plasma which helps in filtering the blood and removes harmful antibodies.
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide: It is a breathing machine that provides nitric oxide, causing blood vessels in the lungs to dilate and hold oxygen that circulates throughout the body. It helps in treating a variety of respiratory problems like pulmonary hypertension, etc.
  • Isolation Facility: Comprehensive facility designed especially for organ transplant/burns/ plastic surgery patients, using negative and positive pressure to minimise the spread of airborne infections.
  • HDU, Central-oxygen, Compressed Air and Multipara Monitor
  • Non-Invasive and invasive BP Monitoring, CVP Monitoring
  • Flexible Fibre-optic Bronchoscopy for ICU and Non-ICU cases
  • Sedation for all procedures within and outside PICU
  • Heated, Humidified High-Flow delivered by Nasal Cannulae (HHHFNC) for respiratory problems like bronchiolitis and post-extubated patients.
     

Our Highlights

  • 24X7 emergency care and ICP monitoring
  • Open 7 days a week
  • 5 paediatric intensive care beds
  • 1 isolated room for state-of-the-art life monitoring technologies and life support
  • Isolation rooms equipped for infective patients
  • Highly experienced paediatricians trained in Intensive care
  • Nurses with expertise in paediatric intensive care
  • PICU with conventional/ Non Invasive (BIPAP/HHFNC/HFO)
  • Plasmapheresis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Post-Operative and Post-Transplant Intensive Care (BMT, Kidney, Liver)
  • Support the patient’s family and friends
  • Emergency medical transportation by ground and air 365 days

What are the Conditions we Treat under the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit?

We provide care to patients with a wide variety of complex medical and surgical conditions including:

  • Endocrine and Metabolic Conditions
    • Diabetic
    • Hyperosmolarity Metabolic Syndrome
    • Ketoacidosis
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
    • Bleeding
    • Bowel perforation
    • Malrotation
    • Pancreatitis
    • All post GI surgical Cases
  • Heart Conditions
  • Congenital heart defects
    • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
    • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
    • Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
    • Ventricular septal defect (VSD )
  • Acquired heart defects
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy & Myocarditis
  • Congenital and acquired heart block
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Post cardiac surgery patients
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Complex heart conditions/diseases
  • Haematology and Oncology Conditions
    • Acute and Chronic Graft versus host disease (GvHD)
    • Diffuse Alveolar haemorrhage
    • Febrile Neutropenia
    • Haematological malignancies & solid organ malignancies
    • Hypersplenism
    • Leukaemia
    • Post bone marrow transplant patients
    • Thalassemia
    • Tumour lysis syndrome
    • Veno occlusive Disorders
  • Infections

We have advanced technology which helps in diagnosing serious life-threatening infections in the fastest possible way

    • Multidrug-resistant organism
      • Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
      • Vancomycin Intermediate-Resistant S. Aureus (VISA)
      • Vancomycin-Resistant S. Aureus (VRSA)
  • Kidney Conditions
    • Acute and Chronic Kidney failure management
    • Post Kidney transplant
  • Neurological Conditions (Infections and autoimmune)
    • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
    • Complex Neurological Hydrocephalus conditions
    • Encephalitis
    • Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
    • Head injuries
    • Meningitis
    • Post-op neurosurgical patient
    • Post-op shunt surgical patient
    • Seizures
    • Stroke
    • Trauma
  • Orthopaedic Conditions
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Post-trauma cases management
  • Poisoning
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Dog bites
    • Drug poisoning/ Methemoglobinemia
    • Snake or spider bites
    • Tetanus
  • Respiratory Conditions
    • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
    • Apnoea
    • Asthma
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Empyema
    • Foreign body Aspiration
    • Pneumonia/ Bronchiolitis
    • Pneumothorax
    • Trauma
  • Other multi-organ injuries

We at unit offer excellent counselling for patients and relatives with empathy and psychological support to the family during their entire stay.

Technology We Use

Our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit offers the most advanced facilities using the latest therapies and state-of-the-art facilities to deliver care to children. These include: 

  • High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV): It is an advanced method that works by sending small, rapid puffs of air into the lungs and help children suffering from breathing problems. It is one of the safest options for small lungs and highly efficient than high-pressure, conventional ventilation methods.
  • Extracorporeal Renal Replacement Therapy (ERRT): It is an advanced renal replacement therapy that aids the functioning of the kidney in children suffering from severe kidney injuries or kidney diseases. The unit also offers other types of renal replacement therapy such as haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED).
  • Plasmapheresis: Plasmapheresis is used to treat conditions arising due to poisoning and certain immunological disorders such as autoimmune encephalitis, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), etc. Plasmapheresis involves exchanging blood plasma which helps in filtering the blood and removes harmful antibodies.
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide: It is a breathing machine that provides nitric oxide, causing blood vessels in the lungs to dilate and hold oxygen that circulates throughout the body. It helps in treating a variety of respiratory problems like pulmonary hypertension, etc.
  • Isolation Facility: Comprehensive facility designed especially for organ transplant/burns/ plastic surgery patients, using with negative and positive pressure to minimise the spread of airborne infections.
  • HDU, Central-oxygen, Compressed Air and Multipara Monitor
  • Non-Invasive and invasive BP Monitoring, CVP Monitoring
  • Flexible Fibre-optic Bronchoscopy for ICU and Non-ICU cases
  • Sedation for all procedures within and outside PICU
  • Heated, Humidified High-Flow delivered by Nasal Cannulae (HHHFNC) for respiratory problems like bronchiolitis and post-extubated patients.

Conditions We Treat

We provide care to patients with a wide variety of complex medical and surgical conditions including:

  • Endocrine and Metabolic Conditions
    • Diabetic
    • Hyperosmolarity Metabolic Syndrome 
    • Ketoacidosis 
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
    • Bleeding 
    • Bowel perforation
    • Malrotation
    • Pancreatitis 
    • All post GI surgical Cases
  • Heart Conditions
    • Congenital heart defects 
      • Atrial septal defect (ASD) 
      • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) 
      • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) 
      • Ventricular septal defect (VSD )
    • Acquired heart defects 
    • Arrhythmias
    • Cardiomyopathy & Myocarditis 
    • Congenital and acquired heart block
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome 
    • Post cardiac surgery patients
    • Rheumatic heart disease 
    • Complex heart conditions/diseases
  • Haematology and Oncology Conditions
    • Acute and Chronic Graft versus host disease (GvHD)
    • Diffuse Alveolar haemorrhage
    • Febrile Neutropenia
    • Haematological malignancies & solid organ malignancies
    • Hypersplenism
    • Leukaemia
    • Post bone marrow transplant patients
    • Thalassemia
    • Tumour lysis syndrome
    • Veno occlusive Disorders
  • Infections: - We have advanced technology which helps in diagnosing serious life-threatening infections in the fastest possible way
    • Multidrug-resistant organism
      • Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
      • Vancomycin Intermediate-Resistant S. Aureus (VISA)
      • Vancomycin-Resistant S. Aureus (VRSA)
  • Kidney Conditions
    • Acute and Chronic Kidney failure management
    • Post Kidney transplant 
  • Neurological Conditions (Infections and autoimmune)
    • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
    • Complex Neurological Hydrocephalus conditions
    • Encephalitis 
    • Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) 
    • Head injuries
    • Meningitis 
    • Post-op neurosurgical patient
    • Post-op shunt surgical patient
    • Seizures 
    • Stroke 
    • Trauma
  • Orthopaedic Conditions
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Post-trauma cases management
  • Poisoning
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning 
    • Dog bites
    • Drug poisoning/ Methemoglobinemia
    • Snake or spider bites 
    • Tetanus
  • Respiratory Conditions
    • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
    • Apnoea 
    • Asthma
    • Chronic lung disease 
    • Empyema 
    • Foreign body Aspiration
    • Pneumonia/ Bronchiolitis
    • Pneumothorax
    • Trauma 
  • Other multi-organ injuries

We at the unit offer excellent counselling for patients and relatives, with empathy and psychological support to the family during their entire stay.
 

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If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the Nanavati team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 2626 7500

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