The Region II Trauma and Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers optimum care within a patient-and family-centered philosophy for critically ill infants, children, and adolescents. This five (5) bed unit is a major local, provincial, and regional referral center that admits over 250 patients per year, wherein the Inpatient pediatric critical care services are available and fully operational 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Our Care is provided by highly trained nursing staff, together with the members of the multidisciplinary team that includes pediatric critical care specialists and fellows, consulting physicians, residents, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians, information and administrative workers, and child life specialists.
- Region II Trauma and Medical Center is in the forefront of trauma care in Region II.
- To provide continuous, prompt,effective and quality nursing care to all patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
- To serve all critically ill pediatric patients whose conditions are life-threatening and in need of constant, close monitoring and support to restore and/or maintain normal body functions through quality care service.
- To provide a caring and respectful behavior towards patients and families regardless their gender, ethnicity and way of living.
- To deliver appropriate care interventions based on medical facts, patient preferences, and current scientific evidence.
- To prioritize competing care needs of patients, addressed emergent situations immediately and use data from various monitoring devices appropriately to guide therapy.
- To ensure that clients are well informed about the indications and complications of common ICU procedures and ventilatory strategies including if there is no longer need of ICU therapy and identify factors important to facilitate safe transfer of patient care.
- To ensure that the available resources in critical care unit and complete personnel are used efficiently and effectively.
- To assist consumers and health care team when taking decisions.
- To monitor hemodynamic, oxygenation, blood chemistry and acid base balance of critically ill patient and provide management to both immunocompetent and immmunocompromised hosts.
- To contribute to development and growth of patients assuming highest level of care to all.
- To provide a caring and ethical environment conducive to the development and maintenance of these goals.