Providing innovative and life sustaining therapy for all critically ill children in the province.
Although situated in the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon, coordinated systems, a dedicated pediatric transport team and remote virtual technology allow for quick access to critical care expertise regardless of a child’s postal code. In efforts to meet the increasing demands of a growing population, programs continue to develop ensuring that the children of Saskatchewan have access to the highest level of care possible.
Providing optimal care to the children of Saskatchewan requires the development of specialized medical programming. The team continues to pioneer several initiatives that are novel to Canadian intensive care units.
Jewel was admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit in Saskatchewan with severe pneumonia that led to Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome (ARDS) which carries a high risk for mortality. Thanks to the Pulmavista, the pressures that were set on the ventilator were refined to her need and protective for her lungs. She made a full recovery without long term complications. The pulmavista has revolutionized our ability to safely support critically ill children with respiratory failure requiring the ventilator.
Our innovation and desire to advance patient care is deeply rooted in a philosophy of ethical clinical research. Guided by the scientific process, our programs continue to develop and evolve with the goal to optimize patient care. Led by specialized intensive care researchers, important clinical problems or questions are scrutinized, dissected and then studied in a concerted fashion. Our research continues to be well supported by institutional, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, provincial, and national grants.