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Expert Care for Critically Ill Kids

If your child has a serious condition, you can trust Pediatric Intensive Care at Nemours Children's. Our critical care team works at hospitals completely dedicated to kids. We offer the highest level of medical services and support for your whole family.

Our pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) are high tech and state-of-the-art. We have advanced monitoring systems and the latest life support equipment. Our team helps your child heal and grow stronger — so they can get back to doing what they love.

We work closely with renowned Nemours specialists in pediatric cardiology, infectious disease, orthopedics, oncology, hematology, neurology, interventional radiology, genetics and many others. This means we have special expertise to care for highly complex conditions.

And our facilities are child-, teen- and family-friendly. Our family-centered rounds mean that parents, doctors, nurses, and others all participate in the conversation about the plans for your child.

Nemours gives you everything you need, when you need us most.

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We have many pediatric intensive care specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Critical Care Expertise for Infants, Children and Teens

Every child is different. Our critical care doctors, nurses and therapists work together as a team. We create a care plan focused on your child’s healing and recovery

  • We have many experts on our team. Our team also includes respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists and others. We’re experts at helping kids with critical needs.
  • We have ECMO and other life-saving technologies. If needed, ECMO can help the heart and lungs rest by doing the job for them. We also have advanced systems that monitor and support blood pressure, breathing and more.
  • We’re here every step of the way. Child Life specialists, social workers and spiritual teams support your family. We help you cope, find resources and transition through your child’s recovery.
  • We provide pediatric critical care transport services. Our transport team brings critically ill children to Nemours hospitals for care. Our equipment helps keep even the tiniest newborns as safe as possible.

1:1

Nurse to patient ratio in our PICUs

2,900+

Children we care for each year at Nemours PICUs

24/7

When we're available for your family