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The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) utilizes specialized treatment and equipment when your child is critically ill. Physicians and nurses in the PICU are specially trained in pediatrics, so they are able to provide your child with high-quality care.

Pediatric ICU in Wichita, Kansas

Children who have complex surgery or need to be hospitalized because of a serious illness or injury are often admitted to Wesley Healthcare's pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

The PICU is staffed by board-certified pediatric intensivists and pediatric nurses who are specially trained to care for the sickest children in the hospital.

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For more information about our PICU, please call.

For more information about our PICU, please call.

Other members of your child’s PICU medical team may include:

  • Respiratory therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pediatric pharmacists
  • Technologists
  • Child life specialists

Our child life services team is an integral part of your child’s care. Wesley’s child life specialists help the child and family cope with hospitalization and use age-appropriate techniques to help children express emotions and understand their medical care.

Visiting the PICU

Parents are not considered visitors and are welcome at any time. Visitors should be limited to two people at the bedside at a time. In special circumstances, additional visitors may be allowed.

We ask that visitation by other people be restricted during shift changes (7:30 am and 7:30 pm) so that nurses may exchange information and reassess patients.

Wesley supports a philosophy of family-centered care. Adjacent to the PICU are parent sleep rooms, showers and the Ronald McDonald Family Room. A Ronald McDonald House is also located near our campus.

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