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Department of Pediatrics : Academic Divisions : Critical Care

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital is responsible for the care of critically ill children and adolescents from the newborn period through age 17. The interdisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at MUSC is an 11-bed medical-surgical unit staffed by six board certified pediatric intensivists, as well as specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists, PharmD’s, child life specialists and nutritionists.

Learn more about the PICU!

Additionally, the pediatric intensivists and three critical care nurses comprise the Pediatric Sedation Team which provides moderate and deep sedation services to over 600 children a year for procedures throughout the hospital.

We are currently working to help organize a pediatric critical care consortium, including PICUs across the state, for the purposes of improving education, patient safety, health outcomes, and critical care research in the state of South Carolina.


Bridge to Success: Acute Pediatric Care from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care Unit
September 19-21, 2013

Common Conditions

Clinical Services

  • Conventional mechanical ventilation

  • High-frequency mechanical ventilation

  • Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation

  • Hemodynamic management

  • Pediatric extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

  • Continuous renal replacement therapies

  • Continuous video electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring

  • Intracranial pressure monitoring

Training Programs

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine is active in the education of nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, nutrition, and medical students at MUSC as well as pediatric and emergency medicine resident physicians.

Research Programs

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Division Publications

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Contact Us

MUSC Pediatric Critical Care
Attn: Nancy Saldutte
Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue, MSC 566
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-792-2618
Fax: 843-792-3022
Email: pedscritical@musc.edu