Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Your child has been admitted to the Donald W. Reynolds Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital. We know this is a scary time for parents and family members, and we will do our best to help you through this time. We hope this handbook will help you understand the unit policies and all the aspects of your child's care. Our team knows the importance of family involvement and is available to answer your questions.

The PICU is a 26-bed unit that is staffed by a variety of different specialists including, Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Chaplains, and Social Workers. This team approach allows us to look at all aspects of your child's illness.

We follow a Family Centered Care Philosophy that is based upon the belief that parents are an important part of our health care team. We support open communication and want the family to understand the care that we give your child. Your child is the most important thing to you and we thank you for letting us take care of him/her.