Clinical Care

The University of Michigan Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has 30 beds for critically ill children and supports about 1300 admissions per year. The PICU is housed in C.S. Mott Children's Hospital which boasts 348 beds.  Services offered in the PICU include non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation (including conventional and oscillatory ventilation), renal replacement therapy, therapeutic plasma exchange and ECMO. Michigan's PICU has a catchment area of the state of Michigan and surrounding Midwest. Additionally, it serves as a referral center for many subspecialty  surgical teams nationally and internationally.

Our fellows provide care to patients admitted to the PICU while also responding to acutely deteriorating patients throughout the hospital.  Our PICU fellows care for medical and surgical subspecialty patients admitted to the PICU, including patients receiving solid organ transplants and bone marrow transplants.

Our PICU fellows serve as medical command for all patients being admitted to the PICU who are transported by Michigan Survival Flight . They support referring institutions in phone consultation for critically ill patients. Fellows are trained to perform central venous catheterization, peripherally inserted central catheter placement, arterial catheterization, bronchoscopy and advanced and difficult airway management.

Special services and featured programs include:

  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT)
  • ECMO Program
  • Family-oriented psychosocial support
  • Level I Pediatric Trauma Support
  • Non-invasive trend recording of physiologic data
  • Ongoing Basic Science, Translational, Clinical, and Outcomes Research
  • Organ Transplantation Support (heart, liver, kidneys, bone marrow)
  • Palliative Care Consultation Service
  • State-of-the-art invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • State-of-the-art quality and performance benchmarking
  • U-M Survival Flight provides rapid, safe transport services