A child with an illness or injury that results in an unstable critical condition is cared for by one of our pediatric critical care specialists, or pediatric intensivist, in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. These doctors provide the special care needed by a child who is critically ill and requires careful monitoring and intensive care. They coordinate a team  of doctors, nurses and other health care specialists. Their advanced training and experience prepare them to give children in the PICU the unique medical care they need.