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Pediatric ICU
A Choice for Children Requiring Intensive Care

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Belgaum Children's Hospital is proud to serve as a regional Level III referral center, receiving critically ill children from throughout Belgaum city & district, neighboring districts of Karnataka, southern Maharashtra and Goa.

The 5-bedded Level III unit has earned the confidence of families and referring hospitals near and far, maintaining a 70 percent survival rate - one of the best in the nation - even as it cares for the region's most severely ill children. In addition, BCH is currently in the process of designing and building a new, state-of-the-art 8 bedded PICU.

 

Care for Critically ill Children

Belgaum Children's PICU provides care for critically ill Children each year. BCH has received lot of critically ill babies from throughout Karnataka, Maharashtra & Goa in the four years of it 'sinception. Most of these children were treated at peripheral hospitals & referred when they got more sick Children with these serious illness are / were referred to our PICU: Status Epilepticus Status Asthamaticus,Respiratory failure / Severe RTI / Severe Pneumonia ,Bacterial Meningitis / TB Meningitis ,Septicemia (serious infections) ,Diabetic Ketoacidosis ,Trauma , congestine cardiac failure, rental failure, multi organ dysfunction etc.

A Team Approach

The PICU is staffed round the clock by in-house, experienced Pediatricians (physicians who specialize in the care of Children upto Adolescence) as well as nurses who are trained in pediatric care. There are expert visiting doctors available for consultation based on the individual needs of Children and include leading pediatric cardiologists, neurologists, pediatric surgeons and radiologists.

Advanced Care

To ensure that patients benefit from all the latest advances, the PICU offers the most current monitoring systems, world class Pediatric ventilator support. The unit provides non-invasive monitoring of the child's cardiorespiratory system.

Total Family Care

Belgaum Children's Hospital embraces a family centered approach to care. Parents and siblings are welcome 24 hours a day and are encouraged to stay overnight and learn care techniques, procedures and adjust to their infant's schedule. The PICU team fully understands the importance of providing support and care not only for the patient, but also for the entire family. This is accomplished through a multidisciplinary team effort that includes our highly trained and experienced critical care physicians and nurses, Belgaum Children's Hospital PICU staff assesses and provides for each family's special needs in ways that go beyond the ordinary. From the time of admission continuously through to discharge, the team involves families in care decisions and works to ensure that all members of the family understand the care plan and receive the support they need to get through the crisis. The goal is to promote the rapid recovery of critically ill children and to help families cope with the challenge and stress of a child's critical illness.

Going Home

At BCH, discharge planning begins the day the infant is admitted. Experience has shown that continuity of care is a critical factor in a child's developmental potential. Thus parents are taught techniques to support their child's care while in the hospital, so that they can gain skill and confidence under the guidance of the medical team.