Pediatric Critical Care

When your child is seriously ill, the most important thing is for them to receive the very best pediatric critical care available. At Newport Children’s Medical Group, in Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Laguna Beach, California, the pediatric team provides exceptional pediatric critical care services for children and their families, working together with the best hospitals. Call Newport Children’s Medical Group today to find out more.

Pediatric Critical Care Q & A

What is pediatric critical care?

Pediatric critical care concerns the management of seriously ill children. Some of the conditions that might require critical care include:

  • Congenital heart problems
  • Asthma and respiratory failure
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Complex neurologic disease
  • Immunologic disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Head trauma and concussion

When your child is sick, naturally, you want them to have the very best care. The Newport Children’s Medical Group team can provide the highest standards of care for your critically ill child.

What happens when my child needs pediatric critical care?

If your child needs pediatric critical care, Newport Children’s Medical Group has affiliations with the best children’s hospitals in the area.

When your child is in the hospital, their pediatrician from Newport Children’s Medical Group is in charge of their care, so you know there is someone you trust, who knows you and your child well.

When in the hospital, your child receives round the clock care to help them recover as quickly as possible. Every effort is made to minimize any pain or other distressing symptoms, and provide support for you and your child.

Your Newport Children’s Medical Group pediatrician works with expert physicians in other specialties. This ensures your child benefits from a depth of medical and surgical knowledge and experience while receiving pediatric critical care. Working together, your child’s doctors provide the optimal treatment program.

What treatments might my child get in pediatric critical care?

The treatment your child has in pediatric critical care is going to depend on why they need critical care. There are many potential reasons why your child might need pediatric critical care, and their condition could require medical or surgical interventions or both.

Children who need pediatric critical care do have access to the most advanced forms of supportive technologies and treatments to keep them as well and comfortable as possible, such as:

  • High-frequency ventilation
  • Inhaled nitric oxide therapy
  • Noninvasive ventilation
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

At every stage, your pediatrician from Newport Children’s Medical Group keeps you informed and discusses all the treatment options with you.

Building up a good relationship with your child’s pediatrician really pays dividends if they ever need pediatric critical care. Start now by making an appointment at Newport Children’s Medical Group.