Know about Pediatric Critical Care Specialist

Let’s talk about the medicine branch that deals with the care of infants, children, and adolescents, where the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years (in some countries like the USA, the age is up to 21 years). The branch dealing with children is known as Paediatric or pediatric.

There are specialists or professionals that take care of your child when they are sick. Such specialists are known as Pediatric Critical Care Specialists.

What is a Pediatric Critical Care Specialist?

If your child has an illness or injury that results in him being in an unstable/critical condition, then only a hospital-based pediatric critical care specialist or a pediatric intensivist can take care of your child. The various conditions/ problems that may cause unstable health of your child  include the below mentioned:

  • Severe asthma
  • Deep diabetic ketoacidosis
  • An immense infectious stage, such as severe pneumonia
  • Serious injuries from accidents (such as cars, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades)
  • A near drowning situation or symptoms

There is no doubt that children who are critically ill require careful monitoring in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

The job of a Pediatric critical care specialist to coordinate well with the children and the team of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare specialists. It is always ensured by the specialist that extreme care is provided to the children; right from their eating to their medicines, they take care of everything.

Under PICU treatment and care, special medicines and treatments are used for the children.

Where to find a Pediatric Critical Care Specialist?

There are numerous renowned hospitals such as children hospitals, medical centers etc wherePICU is their major wing. They recruit Pediatric Critical Care Specialists for this wing. You can take help from your family or close relatives who have an idea of such hospitals so that you can take the suggestion and research more about the hospital.

If your child is critically ill or injured,then he/she needs to be admitted to a  proper hospital having PICU facilities. Hire an experienced pediatrician to give proper rest and care to your child.

Types of Treatments provided by Pediatric Critical Care Specialists

Pediatric critical care specialists generally provide the following care to children who are critically ill:

  • Diagnosis of children who have an unstable, life-threatening condition
  • Monitoring, medication, and treatment of children in the PICU
  • Supervision of children on respirators
  • Medical treatment for children with severe heart, lung, and respiratory diseases
  • Placing special catheters in the blood vessels and heart

They also take care of medications/treatment for children with brain trauma.

Pediatric Specialist in Mumbai (Child Specialists): 

Dr. Yogesh P Mehta- Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai
Dr. Narayan Chintaman Joshi- Nanavati Hospital
Dr. Raju P Khubchandani- Jaslok Hospital
Dr. Vijay Agrwal- Fortis Hospital, Mulund
Dr. Roopa Srinivasan- Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Anjali Kulkarni- Sir HN Reliance Foundation
Dr. Sanjay Pathak- Kohinoor Hospital, Kurla

Pediatric Specialist in Delhi/NCR (Child Specialists): 
Dr. Hemant K Gogia- Artemis Hospital
Dr. Viresh Mahajan- Artemis Hospital
Dr. Arvind Kumar- Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh
Dr. Aseem R Srivastava- Artemis Hospital
Dr. Pradipta Kumar Acharya- Artemis Hospital
Dr. Arvind Sabharwal- Fortis Memorial Research
Dr. Lata Bhat- Fortis Hospital, Noida
Dr. Jasjit Singh Bhasin- BLK Hospital
Dr. Sushma Kaul- Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar
Dr. Krishan Chugh- Fortis Memorial Research, Gurgaon
Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta- Paras Hospital
Dr. Roshini Mehta- Jaypee Hospital, Noida

Pediatric Specialist in Pune (Child Specialists): 

Dr. Anshu Sethi(Consultant)- Apollo Jehangir Hospital, Pune
Dr. Archana Sanatkumar Kher(Consultant)- Columbia Asia Hospital, Pune
Dr. Priya Mankare(Consultant)- Aditya Birla memorial Hospital, Pune
Dr. Nanda Jankar(Consultant)- Pune Adventist Hospital, Salisbury Park
Dr. Anil Chavan(Consultant)- CIMET’s Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital, Fatima Nagar

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