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Critical care

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Bristol Children's Hospital offers comprehensive critical care facilities for infants, children and adolescents with life-threatening disease and injury.  As the lead centre for Paediatric Intensive Care in the South West, the dietitian provides nutrition support treatment for host of critical care presentations.  A significant proportion admitted to our PICU are children with cardiac complications.  Other specialties such as gastrointestinal surgery, burns, neurological complications and various medical presentations require specialist dietetic intervention.  Children presenting with other conditions such as renal, cysytic fibrosis or metabolic diseases are managed by their respective Bristol Royal Children's Hospital specialist dietitian in collaboration with the PICU dietitian to ensure an ongoing continuity of care and patient safety.

Nutrition support plays a significant role in our PICU and the PICU dietitian plays an integral role within the multidisciplinary team, and continues dietetic management for children transferred to the cardiac, burns and surgical wards at Bristol Royal Children's Hospital.

Dietitian guidance

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