The Division of Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Utah provides intensive care services for patients with critical illnesses admitted to Primary Children's Hospital. Division faculty members attend a 28-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a 16-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).
Clinical services include mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring and support, post-operative cardiac and neurosurgical care, continuous renal replacement therapy, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
In addition to providing clinical care, the division faculty is active in research, education, and quality improvement projects. Ongoing areas of clinical investigation include:
- Local and multicenter studies of traumatic brain injury
- Cardiac arrest
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
Current topics of epidemiological study include:
- Injury prevention
- Prehospital care
- Delivery patterns of pediatric critical care services
Each fellow's clinical experience is designed to meet their educational goals rather than serve staffing requirements. Faculty cover three ICU services (CICU and two PICU services) with 24 hour in house PICU attending presence.
The clinical experience is complemented by instruction in research design and methods, leading to completion of original research projects. Learn more.
Translational and laboratory research endeavors include a preclinical model of pediatric traumatic brain injury and application of novel hemodynamic monitoring techniques. The division also includes the Intermountain Injury Control Research Center (IICRC), where investigators conduct research in all facets of injury prevention and control. Learn more.