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Dr. Kennedy Pediatric critical care specialists provide the following care to children who are critically ill:

  • Diagnosis of children who have an unstable, life-threatening condition
  • Supervision of children on respirators
  • Thorough monitoring, medication, and treatment of children in a PICU (pediatric intensive care unit)
  • Medical treatment for children with severe heart and lung disease
  • Placement of special catheters in the blood vessels and heart
  • Management of medications and treatments for children with brain trauma

Pediatric critical care specialists work in PICUs within major hospitals. These hospitals usually are childrens hospitals, university medical centers, or large community hospitals. A child who is critically ill or injured often needs to be sent immediately to the proper hospital. Your pediatrician will know the hospitals that have pediatric critical care specialists.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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