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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - PICU (Bloomberg 4 South)

Provider of comprehensive medical and surgical pediatric intensive care, for children from birth through adolescence, who are experiencing acute or chronic system failure, multisystem trauma and organ transplantation. The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center PICU is Maryland’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center and state-designated pediatric burn ICU for children up to 15 years of age.

Patient Population
  • Newborn to 21
  • Medical diagnoses include respiratory failure, metabolic disorders, seizure disorders, multiorgan failure, shock, toxic ingestions, ECMO
  • Surgeries include extensive general, cardiac, thoracic, orthopedic, neurologic procedures
Number of Beds
  • 40
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:1-2
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Flexible, self scheduling
Skill Mix
  • 90 percent RN, 95 percent BSN-prepared
  • 10 percent nurse extenders

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Why I Choose Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Laurie Rome

"In addition to the honor of working with these children and their families, there’s a huge capacity for professional and personal growth. You can create things to make the care better. I feel like my voice is heard and accepted. We take part in rounds with the physicians."

—Laurie Rome, RN
Pediatric Oncology

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ANCC Magnet Recognition

The Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing will host appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program from 9/9-11/2013.
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