Current Environment:

Critical Care, Anesthesia, Perioperative, Extension (CAPE) and Home Ventilation Program

CAPE providers help determine if, and how, short and long-term respiratory support can be of benefit. Services are intended to optimize your care at home and facilitate any hospital-based care, augmenting the Medical Home/primary care services.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program

The ECMO Program is housed within the hospital's Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU). ECMO, which stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is an advanced technology that functions as a replacement for a critically ill child's heart and lungs.

International Observership Program

The Division of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital welcomes physicians from all nations to apply to observe in the MSICU for a month-long rotation.

Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit

The Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit cares for critically ill children, from newborn to college-age youth, who have a spectrum of childhood diseases


OPENPediatrics™ is designed to promote sharing of knowledge about the care of ill children, so that doctors and nurses anywhere across the globe can have access to colleagues and vital information when they need it. The objective is to provide education on general principles and optimal practice in the diagnosis and care of an ill child.

Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Program

The Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Program consists of dietitians, clinical nutrition specialists, pharmacists, nurses, and physicians, all working together to advance the nutritional health of children with critical illness.

Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS)

The Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS) began in 2002 by offering innovative, experiential day-long workshops focused on difficult conversations in pediatric critical care. The mission is to promote relational learning for healthcare professionals that integrates patient and family perspectives, professionalism, and the everyday ethics of clinical practice.

Simulator Program

The Boston Children's Hospital Simulator Program (SIMPeds) advances and support medical education for all health care providers at Boston Children's Hospital. Through the development and adaptation of innovative teaching strategies, the program teaches a wide array of practitioners via experiential learning. The program makes substantial contributions to global pediatric education and fosters collaborative research by assisting in the development of international simulation centers.