Boston Children's Hospital has assumed a leadership role in the development of pediatric cardiac intensive care as a specialized service, and we’ve continued to expand our cardiac intensive care team over the years.
Training the best
The success of our program has served as a model for the development of other programs treating children with heart disease across the United States and the world.
We’ve maintained a strong commitment to train the next generation of physicians and nursing staff, and as a result, the medical directors of many of the cardiac intensive care units at pediatric hospitals world-wide are graduates of our teaching and training programs.
Staff of experts
Our cardiac intensive care unit plays a pivotal role within the Cardiovascular Program at Children’s. A team of experienced physicians and nurses are dedicated to the collaborative management of patients in the CICU.
Patient safety and quality is a priority in our CICU, and is undertaken in a rigorous manner with regular reviews of all of our practices and procedures. Our physicians work full-time in the CICU and have training in specialty areas, including pediatric critical care, cardiology and cardiac anesthesia. Their knowledge, together with sophisticated monitoring and support equipment, enables them to recognize problems quickly and respond effectively.
Our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is actively involved in training of cardiologists, intensivists and anesthesiologists in pediatric cardiac critical care as part of the ACGME-approved Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care programs. The staff in the CICU are recognized as experts in the field of pediatric cardiac critical care: They are involved in a many clinical research studies, and have authored many original articles, chapters and textbooks.