The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Dell Children’s is the only critical care facility expressly for children in Central Texas. This 24-bed unit delivers highly-specialized care to children with a host of illnesses and injuries, many of them life-threatening.

Our Teams

Experienced teams provide care for kids recovering from severe trauma and motor vehicle crashes, as well as postoperative patients, including those with congenital heart disease, acute abdomen, neurosurgical, urological and orthopedic conditions.

Nonsurgical concerns may include acute and chronic illnesses, multi-system failure and respiratory distress. These children may require numerous interventions such as endotracheal intubation, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, in-depth and ongoing assessment, medication and blood administration, respiratory care and enteral/parenteral nutrition.

Our teams are specially trained in the latest procedures of pediatric critical care medicine, delivering the most sophisticated medical and surgical care needed for our most critically ill or injured children.

Pediatric Critical Care Associates

Pediatric Critical Care Associates at the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is a specialized group of pediatricians dedicated to the care of hospitalized pediatric patients. PCCA serves the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Dell Children’s – a 24-bed unit and the only critical care facility expressly for children in Central Texas.

Our pediatric intensivists, working with a team of subspecialists and nurse practitioners, participate in the care of all patients admitted to the PICU. Emphasis is placed on a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to care for a diverse and challenging patient population.