Know all about PICU, NICU & Ped Pulmonology

January 29, 2019 by rHealth0
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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Highly specialized care for critically ill children

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Regency Hospital has one of the best-equipped and staffed units in Uttar Pradesh run by an expert team of doctors who are available 24 x 7 on a rotation basis to care for sick pediatric patients.

The department is managed by highly qualified and skilled team of senior consultants who are available round the clock on rotation basis to ensure that highest standards of care are given. The team members who will help care for your child includes, pediatric intensivists, pediatric neurologist, nephrologist, hematologist, oncologist, gastroenterologist, hepatologist, neurosurgeon, pediatric surgeon etc. In addition, we have dieticians, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, who are specially trained in pediatric care. The unit is also staffed with well trained, skilled and experienced nurses. They form the backbone of our services.

Our Infection Control team is actively involved in continuous training for health care providers in infection control practices.

Advanced isolation facilities to cater to children with contagious diseases, severe burns & immunosuppression.

Patients recovering from major neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, ear nose and throat surgery also receive their postoperative care in PICU. Our PICU is recognized for providing expert care for kids, 24/7.

Pediatric Pulmonology Unit

Cares for patients with

Chronic Cough

Atypical under five wheezes

difficult-to-control Asthma

foreign body aspiration

Tuberculosis with complications

Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Recurrent and Persistent Pneumonia,

Interstitial Lung Disease

Other chronic lung diseases

Our services include;

Paediatric/ Neonatal Flexible Bronchoscopy,

Flexible Bronchoscopic Foreign Body Extraction,

Rigid Bronchoscopy (Paed. Surgeons, ENT surgeons)

Spirometry, Diffusion, Lung Volumes

Paediatric Sleep Studies

Tracheostomies

VATS

 

Foreign Body aspiration

Is your child having cough for a long time?

Is your child’s cough not improving on routine treatment?

Is your child having bouts of cough for a long time?

Is your child sick for a long time?

If your child is under three years and all or few of the above define the symptoms in your child then it could be a FOREIGN BODY ASPIRATION!!! Your child needs flexible bronchoscopy!

Few points for preventing foreign body aspiration by your toddler!

  • Some small objects, such as peanuts, crayons, marbles, beads and button batteries, are just the right size to get stuck in a child’s airway and cause choking.
  • The best way to avoid this is to make sure that small objects like these are kept out of your child’s reach.
  • Never give your child anything that is smaller than his/her mouth size
  • Never let your toddler feed unobserved
  • Never let other children put anything in the mouth of your toddler
  • Never leave small items and food particles, specially nuts on floor … remember your child will explore the environment with his mouth!
  • If you suspect a foreign body aspiration rush to the hospital, your child will need flexible bronchoscopy
  • No matter how careful you are, your child may choke on something. In most cases, you or someone else will see your child swallow the object that causes choking.
  • If you have seen your child choked in front of you this is what you need to do….

 

Back blows for babies under 1 year

  • Sit down and lay your baby face down along your thighs, supporting their head with your hand.
  • Give up to 5 sharp back blows with the heel of 1 hand in the middle of the back between the shoulder blades.

Back blows for children over 1 year

  • Lay a small child face down on your lap as you would a baby.
  • If this isn’t possible, support your child in a forward-leaning position and give 5 back blows from behind.
  • If back blows don’t relieve the choking and your baby or child is still conscious, give chest thrusts to infants under 1 year or abdominal thrusts to children over 1 year.
  • This will create an artificial cough, increasing pressure in the chest and helping to dislodge the object.

Chest thrusts for children under 1 year

  • Lay your baby face up along the length of your thighs.
  • Find the breastbone and place 2 fingers in the middle.
  • Give 5 sharp chest thrusts (pushes), compressing the chest by about a third.

Abdominal thrusts for children over 1 year

  • Stand or kneel behind your child. Place your arms under the child’s arms and around their upper abdomen.
  • Clench your fist and place it between the navel and ribs.
  • Grasp this hand with your other hand and pull sharply inwards and upwards.
  • Repeat up to 5 times.
  • Make sure you don’t apply pressure to the lower ribcage, as this may cause damage.

Following chest or abdominal thrusts, reassess your child as follows

  • If the object still isn’t dislodged and your child’s still conscious, continue the sequence of back blows and either chest or abdominal thrusts.
  • Call out or send for help, if you’re still on your own.
  • Don’t leave the child alone … Rush to the nearest hospital…!

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Highly specialized care for critically ill newborn children

The department is managed by highly qualified and skilled team of senior consultants who are available round the clock on rotation basis to ensure highest standards of care. We have reputed Pediatric surgeons available round the clock. In addition, we have a Lactation counsellor so that mothers can breast feed the babies adequately. Services of occupational and physio therapists, who are specially trained in neonatal care are also available. The unit is also staffed with well trained, skilled and experienced nurses who form the backbone of our services.

Our physicians, nurses and allied medical care professionals who work in NICU have extensive knowledge, skills, expertise, so that the neonates can achieve the best outcomes possible from critical illness. The use of advanced technologies provide support for speedy recovery.

We deal with all conditions pertaining to a newborn. We have in house renowned Geneticist and pediatric endocrinologist who takes care of all genetic and endocrine disorders.

 

 

 


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