Exclusive to Hasbro Children's Hospital is Rhode Island's only pediatric intensive care unit.
Many of the pediatric intensive care nurses are critical care registered nurses (CCRNs), a certification earned through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Intensive care unit nurses treat children of all ages, from newborns to 18 year-olds. A clinical nurse specialist completes the ICU nursing team.
Pediatric Transport Service
Rhode Island's Pediatric Transport Service is an ICU-based team which transports critically ill children from community hospitals to Hasbro Children's Hospital to receive pediatric services.
HCH pediatric ICU nurses, in collaboration with a physician and respiratory therapist, provide other hospitals with this unique and beneficial service. Often, the transport nurse provides the community hospital with feedback which ultimately proves to benefit other children who come to that hospital.