Critical Care (Pediatric Intensive Care)


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital provides care to critically ill infants, children and adolescents. Our PICU staff uses a team approach to care for children and collaborates with various pediatric subspecialists and multidisciplinary experts.

Inpatient Unit

Programs and Services

  • Acute management of asthma
  • Esophageal atresia repair
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) ECMO information for Parents
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • Nitric oxide therapy
  • Open heart procedures and heart transplants
  • Solid organ transplants
  • Specialized ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures
  • Toxic ingestions care
Treatment of many infectious conditions such as pneumonia and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Ventricular assist devices
Learn about the Grace Doffin Award for intensive care unit nurses at University of Minnesota Children's Hospital.

Trained, experienced, compassionate care

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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