The PICU is designed to provide advanced treatment for the burned child. Patients who need highly skilled medical attention, including close observation and the use of sophisticated monitoring equipment and comprehensive skin treatments are admitted to the PICU.
In each room in the PICU, there is a monitor that records the patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, respirations and pressure in the heart. Other specialized equipment may also be used to care for the patient. A physician is readily available 24 hours a day.
Only two visitors per child are allowed at any one time. Parents may visit between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. One parent may visit overnight between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Other visitors may visit with parents’ permission from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Only children 16 and over may visit in the PICU. Parents may call the PICU at 410-955-5260 at any time to check on their child’s condition.