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Pediatric Services

Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Pediatric and cardiac care services

  • Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy

    Health care experiences and hospitalization can be hard for children and families. The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team works with patients, families, and the health care team to provide services that meet the unique psychosocial and developmental needs of each child and family.

    Visit Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy
  • Supportive Therapies and Enhanced Palliative Services (STEPS)

    A specialty service offered by UC Davis Children’s Hospital, dedicated to improving symptoms and quality of life for children with complex medical needs.

    Learn more about the STEPS team
  • Wireless monitors that allow greater mobility for patients

    Pediatric intensive care unit patients are now able to leave their rooms while still being safely monitored using a wireless monitoring technology. Patients can be out of their rooms, in the playroom and other areas of the unit and staff will still have access to their vitals via central screens, regardless of where the children are in the unit.

    Learn more about wireless monitors
  • Vascular ultrasound

    Children’s veins are hard to see. That often means more “pokes.” But thanks to local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals donors, a new, portable ultrasound machine helps staff better see the veins. This minimizes needle placement attempts and more importantly, lessens stress and pain for the patient.

    Learn more about vascular ultrasounds
  • Extra-corporeal life support (ECLS)

    Our extra-corporeal life support (ECLS) program is designed to treat the sickest of patients for whom resting and replacing the function of the heart and/or lungs is necessary to their survival.

    Learn more about our ECLS program
  • Pediatric Transport Team

    More than 700 children each year receive the specialized care that only UC Davis Children’s Hospital can provide with the help of our Pediatric Transport Team. Referring physicians work with the UC Davis pediatric medical team to bring patients from distant and rural locations to our hospital for high-level care.

    More about transport services
  • Pediatric telemedicine consultations

    Our pediatric provider-to-provider telehealth program encompasses a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, researchers, technology experts and administrators working together to provide access to high-quality care.

    About the pediatric telehealth program