Critical Care Unit Physician Referral
The Pediatric Critical Care Services oversees the care of more than 1,300 critically ill infants and children admitted annually to the 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio from south Texas region. The PICU physicians directly supervise all air and ground transports by the PICU transport team. The PICU staff also receives ECMO referrals and consultations regionally.
All forms of mechanical ventilatory support, including non-invasive positive pressure and high-frequency ventilation, are available. Peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), plasma exchange, and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) are also employed as support modalities in the PICU.
Our team is dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. When referring physicians contact The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio “ONE CALL DOES IT ALL” line, they are connected with the appropriate ICU attending physician and other specialty physicians for transportation or consultation needs. Transport medical staff consists of highly trained transport registered nurses and respiratory therapists who are competent in pediatric, neonatal, and critical care transport.
Our faculties include:
- 24 private patient care rooms
- 3 Negative and 1 positive pressure isolation rooms
- Controlled access that enhances security, privacy, and infection control
- Ample office and support space for the healthcare team
Residency & Pediatric ICU Fellowship program
The Fellowship Program in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio and Baylor College of Medicine is a comprehensive fellowship program designed to train the future leaders in academic pediatric critical care medicine.
Active on-going research
At Children’s Hospital of San Antonio we are committed to providing evidenced-based practice. Part of this commitment includes participation in on-going research.