The Intermediate Care Unit at Arkansas Children’s partners with the medical and surgical teams to safely accept and transfer pediatric patients that need a higher level of monitoring. We provide care to children following surgery, or to those suffering from medical conditions such as respiratory infection or distress, complications from asthma, electrolyte imbalance and more.
Our team of doctors, nurses, patient care technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, child life, social workers, dietitians and chaplains work together to provide keen assessments and rapid interventions to help our patients continue to heal.
Located on the third floor of the main hospital, the Intermediate Care Unit features seven private rooms and three semi-private rooms. The unit provides a variety of specialized treatments including continuous albuterol, insulin support and oxygen support, and all rooms support isolation and ventilators. We work together with other hospital specialists, including cardiology, intensive care, hematology, surgery, pharmacy and others to ensure your child receives the best possible care.
Visiting Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
The Lawrence H. Schmieding waiting area is located right outside the PICU.
Please note our visitor policies to keep all our patients safe: Limit of two visitors at the bedside at a time. Sick visitors will not be allowed into the unit. No one under 18 may be left in the patient’s room without an adult. A child life consult should be consulted with all visiting children/siblings.
Arkansas Children's promotes the health and well-being of our staff, patients, and visitors through a tobacco and nicotine-free environment. All Arkansas Children's campuses are tobacco and smoke-free. Through programs designed to help adhere to the hospital’s commitment to become tobacco and smoke-free, we will make every effort to support patients, families, and staff with the implementation of this policy.
This decision was made in support of our mission to enhance, sustain and restore the health and development of children and to create and maintain a healthy environment for employees, physicians, families and visitors.