The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital treats children with the most serious illnesses. The ICU consists of a medical and nursing team and assistants with solid training and specialisation in paediatric intensive care. Our technologically advanced facilities allow us to offer the best continuous clinical care to the critical patient in a space designed for the needs of the child and his family.
Our goal is to ensure that the child suffering from a serious illness receives effective care at all times. We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, striving to maintain a high level of excellence at all times. We believe that the child and their family should feel welcome and informed at all times. Hospitality is a key feature of our hospital.
The Unit cares for patients who have a wide variety of complex conditions, including post-operative Cardiac Surgery requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology, patients with polytrauma or traumatic brain injury, encephalitis or metabolic encephalopathy. The highly-specialised members of this department belong to the Spanish Society of Paediatric Intensive Care (SECIP) and to the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC).
Paediatric ICU activity
We investigate in areas such as inflammatory markers, sepsis, non-invasive ventilation systems or the critical patient with inflammatory, cardiological or neuromuscular diseases, among others. Check the lines of research in Pediatric Intensive Care.