PICU Working Environment
PICU is the epitome of a multi-disciplinary care environment. In total, your patients will be cared for by every pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialty. Furthermore, the many support staff involved in patient care will include (but not be limited to) nurses, respiratory therapists (RTs), physical and occupational therapists, social work, nutritionists, and our clinical pharmacist. Optimum care for our patients is provided when we all work together.
Our nurses are among the best in Pediatrics. They are experts in providing minute-to-minute bedside management for critically ill children, and many have years of experience. Take advantage of this and learn from them – we still do. Know that they will be possessive of their patients, but that they will always have their patients’ best interests in mind.