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.
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.
Respiratory distress and failure
Traumatic brain injury
Renal and liver failure
Solid organ/bone marrow transplantation
Conventional mechanical ventilation
High-frequency mechanical ventilation
Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation
Pediatric extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Continuous renal replacement therapies
Continuous video electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring
Intracranial pressure monitoring
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.
MUSC Pediatric Critical Care
Attn: Nancy Saldutte
135 Rutledge Avenue, MSC 566
Charleston, SC 29403