Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Emanuel

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.

Site:

Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Unit Name:

PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)

Placement Coordinator Name & Contact Info:

Anne Wilson, 503-413-3231

Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

Critically ill children from birth through 21.  Diagnoses include trauma, cardiac surgery, endocrine disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory distress/infections, ECMO.

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:

24/7

Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:

23

Average Daily Unit Census:

10

Average Length of Stay:

3.5 days

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

7-8

Skill Mix: 

RN only

Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

1:1, 2:1 or 1:2

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

PALS, post op care, telemetry monitoring, ICP monitoring, ventilator skills, multiple continuous infusions including vasopressors, pediatric growth and development