Critical Care Medicine in the department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Patients who are admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit are suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury or require intensive care to recover after major surgery. These patients are admitted to Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital from communities throughout Northern California. Helicopter or ambulance transports bring children to the unit . Other critically ill or injured children are admitted from the Stanford Health Services emergency room. Children who have had heart surgery or other major operations stay in the Intensive Care Unit until they are well enough to do without supervision by our faculty physicians who specialize in intensive care medicine and can be managed without the life support and monitoring capabilities that are provided in the unit.

Center for Excellence
The Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology unites three major programs -- Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and Critical Care Medicine -- to create a multidisciplinary synergy that takes advantage of Stanford's world-class expertise in biology, chemistry and other fields. The Center is committed to broaden its strong base of general pediatric pulmonary medicine and to enhance its ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations. More »

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