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Pediatric Intensive Care


Trust UNM Children’s Hospital’s family-centered care and advanced technology when your infant or child is critically ill or injured. You’ll appreciate New Mexico’s only pediatric intensive care unit that provides Level I trauma care.

Conditions We Treat

Your child may need intensive care after:

  • Burns
  • Diabetic-related complications
  • Severe breathing problems
  • Shock
  • Traumatic injuries including brain injuries
  • Surgery, including congenital heart disease repair
  • Serious infections
  • Organ failure

Specialized Therapies

If your child requires advanced treatment and extensive monitoring, he or she will benefit from technologies and therapies such as:

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in which a machine temporarily does the work of the heart and lungs; available in New Mexico only through UNM Health.
  • Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration treats acute kidney failure until your child’s kidney function returns or hemodialysis can begin.
  • High-frequency ventilation provides breathing support for infants and children.
  • Inhaled nitric oxide therapy delivers nitric oxide along with oxygen to the lungs to increase blood oxygen levels.
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring measures swelling inside the skull after a brain injury.

Pediatric Intensive Care Team

Count on 24-hour care from a multidisciplinary team of board-certified and board-eligible pediatric intensive care physicians and certified pediatric critical care nurses. Your child may also get care from pediatric subspecialists in cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, infectious disease or another area, depending on his or her specific condition.

Family-Friendly Care

UNM Health supports and involves your family during your child’s recovery. Compassionate staff can answer your questions and help you understand your child’s condition. And the pediatric intensive care unit has room for you to stay with your child around the clock.

Location

UNM Children’s Hospital
Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-272-5437

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