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A pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is full of special equipment to help care for your child and keep him or her as safe and comfortable as possible. The PICU staff will answer your questions and tell you how these tools are helping your child.
Some machines will beep or display information all the time. Others have alarms on them for emergencies. Usually an alarm just means that something needs to be adjusted, and the care team may come in and check on it. Ask a member of the PICU staff if you are concerned about the information or alerts on any of the machines.
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur MD MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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