The new Reynolds PICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital features 22 private patient rooms, a family-focused improvement over the 19-bed open ward of the previous unit. Spacious rooms feature large windows with sweeping views of the state capitol and downtown Little Rock. Equipment columns suspend from the ceiling to make the rooms flexible and allow PICU staff to arrange bedside equipment for the patient's best care and comfort. With a daybed, bathroom, TV/VCR and storage space in each room, parents are able to stay at their child's bedside.
Patient rooms also have adequate workspace for the large equipment that is often necessary in critical care situations. In addition to ventilators, monitors and other life-support systems, each of the rooms is equipped for:
Although every patient room in the new Reynolds PICU can serve as an isolation area, there are four large rooms specially designed for that purpose. Overlooking a terrace garden, the rooms are fully equipped for the highest level of pediatric critical care. There are also two special procedure rooms: