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Pediatric Critical Care
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, led by Dr. Mara Nitu, is an integral part of Indiana’s only quaternary care pediatric hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. The highly trained sub-specialists intensivists in this pediatrics specialty team are prepared to intervene at the most critical moment of a family’s life journey, when their child’s life hangs in the balance. Patients from across the state of Indiana are transported here for interventions, procedures and treatment that other hospitals are not equipped to perform. The Children’s Hospital Association names Riley Hospital as having one of the highest acuity patient mixes in the United States.
State of the Art Facilities
Cardiac Critical Care Unit
The collaborative model and high volume of patients provide both an exciting clinical experience for the intensivists as well as a supportive environment and wealth of research and teaching opportunities for academic faculty. Services provided include ECMO, mechanical assist devices (e.g. Berlin-EXCOR, Pedi-Mag), renal replacement therapies, and all modes of mechanical ventilation including high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and APRV.