CHOC’s pediatric intensive care units provide intensive and acute care to critically ill surgical and medical pediatric patients. The units include the 18-bed Josie Y.S. Lee Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on the 6th floor — the Nick G. Anas, MD Critical Care Floor — and a 12-bed PICU on the 2nd floor of the hospital.
The state-of-the art 6th floor PICU is designed to foster a comfortable, family-centered care environment that encourages interaction between families and caregivers in peaceful and healing surroundings. Innovative in its design, the unit features private patient rooms with sofa/sleep beds and separation curtains for parents, satellite nursing stations throughout the unit with bedside charting, and advanced equipment that gives caregivers 360 degree access to patients. The PICU features a fully-equipped procedure room that enables physicians to perform life-saving procedures on critically ill children.
The PICU also features a satellite pharmacy so medications can be more quickly dispensed, and an onsite blood-gas lab for respiratory therapy management. Pediatric intensive care specialists are available in house at all times and have on call rooms located on the floor.
There is also a family zone, sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House, which includes a bright, airy area with comfortable furnishings and a respite lounge for parents. Additional amenities include private alcoves, a kitchenette, shower facilities, internet access and a family consultation room—all just steps away from patient rooms, physicians and staff.