The team at PICU consists of paediatric specialists covering over sub specialties such as – emergency medicine, anaesthesia, neurology, nephrology, haematology, oncology, gastroenterology, hepatology, and neurosurgery amongst others. The staff is available around the clock on rotation basis to provide the highest standards of care.
The unit is also staffed with well trained, skilled and experienced nurses. They form the backbone of our services. The PICU team is equipped with extensive knowledge and skill besides vast amount of experience to handle the most critical of illnesses or injury.
PICU at Rainbow Hospitals, Bangalore is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities to ensure the critical care & injuries. The PICU delivers the highest levels of quality & safety standards in the country.
The ICU’s across our hospitals have special air handling units and HEPA filters to provide bacteria-free air circulation, while an infection control team proactively implements infection-free protocols.
Rainbow Hospitals, Bangalore deploys state-of-the-art equipment for the continuous monitoring and management of critically ill children. Some of these facilities include – the latest multi-channel cardiac monitors, in-house 2D echo and ultrasound machines, intracranial pressure monitoring equipment, continuous EEG monitoring facilities, and haemodialysis machines amongst others. The PICU also houses the latest-generation ventilators, high frequency oscillators and nitric oxide delivery units.
Conditions that we treat include but not limited to Asthma, Blood cancers and other childhood cancers, Bronchitis, Blood disorders, Kidney failure, Liver Failure, Pulmonary Hypertention, Acture or chronic infections and sepsis, gastroenterology conditions, neurological disorders, etc.The Paediatric Intensive Care Unitsat Rainbow Hospitals, Bangaloreworks closely with various sub-specialities such as
This speciality provides acute critical care for children with complex neurological problems. State-of-the-art facilities for neurological patients,such as Intra cranial pressure monitoring and continuous video EEG monitoring, ensure the highest standards of care while a team of highly qualified Paediatric Neurologists and Neurosurgeons work round-the-clock to meet all contingencies.
Kidney related problems are often detected in children in critical condition. At times, children develop serious kidney disorders requiring advanced medical intervention. Rainbow’s Paediatric Nephrology department seeks to provide the best care to all nephrology conditions.
Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
The Paediatric Haematology & Oncology works with the specialists in PICU to provide specialised care for children with various blood related disorders & cancers.
Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Children with liver & gastrointestinal disorders are treated by the specialists from gastroenterology &hepatology department. PICU works closely with these specialists to offer clinical nutrition including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) for children who are on long term intravenous fluids.
Rainbow Hospitals houses a dedicated team of expert paediatric surgeons alongside paediatric anaesthesiologists and intensivists to undertake complex surgeries. Surgeries are required for a wide range of conditions and Rainbow offers specialized surgical and post-surgical care.
Paediatric Emergency Transport
Transportation of critically ill children requires specialized vehicles & facilities. Rainbow Hospitals provides transport that includes mechanical ventilation, temperature regulation and vital functions monitoring to ensure that critically ill children receive the first level of intervention enroute to the hospital.
The PICU at Rainbow Hospitals Group has several achievements to its credit and pioneered various critical care treatments for children. Some of the finest achievements at Rainbow Hospitals have been enumerated below:
- The largest series of paediatric patients receiving High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in India..
- PICU takes care of over 15,000 inpatient admissions each year and over 1200 neonates and children are ventilated annually
- More than 200 neonates with birth weight 1000 grams have survived, which is highest in country.
- We have robust academic programs in place for training of Paediatric Critical Care Fellows and DNB (Paediatrics) candidates
- Our state-of-the-art video conferencing and online library facilities contribute immensely for research and education.
Rainbow’s Emergency and transport team conducts around 3000 transports every year and covers around 500 km of radius.