Yale has long experience in caring for the most vulnerable pediatric patients. In the early 1960s, a Yale physician started the world’s first newborn intensive care unit (NICU), recognizing that such young patients needed their own space with dedicated resources in order to deliver the best and safest care.
Today, our skilled physicians, who are trained in both pediatrics and critical care medicine, work quickly to stabilize, evaluate, and treat infants, children, and adolescents with life-threatening medical and surgical problems. We collaborate with pediatric and surgical specialists, as well as those in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, to bring a multidisciplinary approach to critical care.
Our medical and nursing staff are close to our patients at all times. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit multidisciplinary team includes pediatric critical care attending physicians and fellows, pediatric residents, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, child life specialists, case managers, social workers, and nutritionists. The team works around the clock to ensure attentive care to infants, children, and teens recovering from catastrophic illness, trauma, or surgery.