Care for Very Ill Children
When children become seriously ill, they need specialized care. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Spartanburg Medical Center is a separate unit designated for children with life-threatening conditions that require intensive and comprehensive observation and care.
Our pediatric intensivists have advanced training and experience, preparing them for the unique medical care these children require. The intensivists use unique methods to examine and treat children in ways that put them at ease for what could otherwise be a scary procedure.
Some of the conditions requiring such care include:
- Severe asthma
- Complications of childhood diabetes
- Intoxication and poisoning
- Overwhelming infections such as severe pneumonia
- Traumatic injuries from accidents, such as cars, bicycles, pools or skateboards
The PICU at Spartanburg Medical Center has the latest technology and equipment designed just for children. In this child-friendly environment, highly skilled, qualified pediatric nurses and respiratory therapists offer patient and family-centered care around the clock. Our care is based on the understanding that the family is the child’s primary source of strength and support. The perspectives and information provided by the children and their families are essential components of high-quality clinical decision making. In the PICU, the parents play an integral role in their child’s treatment plan and are considered partners with the heath care team.
Recreation Therapy may be recommended as part of your child’s treatment plan. Certified recreational therapists work with our patients and their families, helping them understand the hospital experience in a non-threatening way, and allowing them to cope more effectively with the uncertainty that comes from being in the hospital.
If your child ever needs treatment in the PICU, you can be assured that your child will receive the best possible medical care.