The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University’s Children’s Medical Center (GUCMC) is a multidisciplinary 18-bed unit that provides care for critically ill children under age 21. The unit is supported by the full spectrum of medical and surgical services available at GUCMC. Recent additions to these services include the pediatric liver and bowel transplant as well as the pediatric epilepsy surgery programs.
The PICU provides the highest level of care to critically ill medical and surgical patients including high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, continuous veno-venous hemofiltration and nitric oxide inhalation. A team of 5 pediatric intensivists supervises the care of all patients. A Pediatric Intensivist is available for advice or referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To initiate a transport or consultation, referring physicians should page the pediatric intensivist on-call at 202-405-PICU (7428). We guarantee a rapid response to calls and brief turnaround time for transport if referral is needed. The pediatric intensivist will contact all referring physicians to provide updates on their patients’ progress.
The Faculty of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine is involved in research in addition to patient care. Research interests include catecholamine precursors in prenatal heart development, mechanisms of endotoxin-induced vasoplegia in septic shock, and pediatric ethics among others. The group is also participating in NIH-sponsored translational research at the General Clinical Research Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Directly page the pediatric intensivist on call:
202-405-PICU (7428) – referring physicians only
PICU phone number: 202-444-2451
Nationwide: 1-888-440-PICU (7428)