Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University is a member of key pediatric intensive care units under the National Health Commission of China, and the leader unit of the Pediatric Intensive Care Committee of the Sichuan Medical Association. It boasts for its advanced treatment technology and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
The Unit has 21 physicians, 44 nurses and 2 respiratory therapists, including 3 chief physicians, 3 associate chief physicians, and 3 master supervisors. Many staff members hold positions in academic associations such as those of pediatric intensive care, disaster and medical rescue services, presiding over research projects at the national, provincial and ministerial levels, winning a number of awards.
With 30 ICU beds and top-notch equipment, we provide quality medical service to kids suffering from critical diseases or injuries or in need of perioperative care. In addition to basic first aids, many sophisticated services are available in the Unit, including the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), bedside blood purification, neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA), monitoring through critical care ultrasound, bedside cardiac and neuronal electrophysiology, bedside endoscopic treatment for respiratory and digestive systems, rehabilitation for severe patients, and monitoring of micro- and macro- circulation, brain function, respiratory function, and energy me-x-tabolism. The Unit has a powerful system to provide psychological intervention for children with severe diseases, emergency treatment, training for patients’ parents, and follow-up of the patients, and a rescue and transfer network for children with severe diseases.
The Unit offers special training programs for pediatric residents and specialists, and further training for specialists and nurses. It organizes national and provincial training programs and gives technical guidance to primary hospitals. Through talent training, technology promotion and technical assistance, the Unit has been contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of severe diseases of children in western China.