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The pediatric intensive care unit provides specialized treatment and equipment to critically ill children. Physicians and nurses in the PICU are specially trained in pediatrics, so they are able to provide children with the highest quality care.

PICU in Nashville, Tennessee

We offer the highest level of medical care when your child needs it most.

The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial offers state-of-the-art care at our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) . Our highly trained physicians are fully equipped to treat children who are critically ill or recovering from major surgery or injury.

Our pediatric ICU treatments and services

If your child is critically ill, they often need specialized treatment and continuous observation. Our PICU medical team provides lifesaving care and 24/7 monitoring you can depend on when you need it most.

Pediatric intensive care services we provide

Our board-certified pediatric critical care physicians and nurses are specially trained to care for our young patients who need extra attention. Whether your child is in the PICU after receiving emergency care or following a surgical procedure, we offer highly specialized services to meet their needs. We also work with rehabilitation therapists and pediatric pharmacists to help your child get healthy again. Each member of this team is trained specifically to care for the unique needs of children.

Child life services

We know it can be hard for children to cope with being in the hospital. Our child life services child life specialist will act as a resource and guide your family throughout the hospital stay, helping you understand what is happening and why and helping comfort your child during his or her time in the PICU.

Newborn intensive care

Babies born prematurely often require further care. We provide comprehensive critical care at our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies born at less than 32 weeks of gestation. Here, we offer 24/7 monitoring for parents and a multidisciplinary team of neonatology specialists.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.