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Children’s Specialized Hospital offers multiple inpatient and outpatient programs for children, adolescents and young adults who have experienced a traumatic injury.
Multi-Complicated Trauma Inpatient Program
The highly specialized Multi-Complicated Trauma Inpatient Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital provides advanced critical rehabilitation care for children and adolescents from birth to 21 years, who have experiences major or multi-complicated trauma. The range of injuries sustained often include severe trauma to multiple organ systems, resulting in the need for comprehensive rehabilitation.
Patients admitted to the program following major and/or multi-complicated traumas are offered an individualized rehabilitation program by an interdisciplinary team including experts in orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), psychology/psychiatry, and other medical specialties. Additionally, during an inpatient stay patients follow a plan of care specifically tailored to their needs. Each day, patients work with expert therapists specializing in the treatment of complicated trauma rehabilitation.
Our clinical teams are highly skilled in the rehabilitation of patients in need of:
- Catheter management
- Gastrostomy feedings
- Prolonged intravenous antibiotic administration
- Total parenteral nutrition
- Tracheostomy care
- Ventilator management and weaning
- Wound care
Traumatic Brain Injury Inpatient Program
When a child suffers a traumatic brain injury the path to recovery is often a challenging one. The brain injury program at Children’s Specialized Hospital provides young patients a broad range of medical care and rehabilitation therapy to recover from their injuries. We treat individuals who have acquired a brain injury through physical trauma or a medical condition that affects brain function.
Upon admission to our Brain Injury Program, our team of specialists carefully evaluates and assesses the child’s neurological status, function, nursing and medical needs as well as his or her fine motor function, speech, hearing, and intellectual abilities. The team develops a customized rehabilitation program that focuses on the child’s medical, physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs.
The Brain Injury Program treats conditions such as:
- Brain tumor
- Cerebral vascular accidents
- Degenerative diseases
- Infection (i.e., encephalitis, meningitis)
- Late effects of cancer treatment
- Toxic injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Other brain dysfunctions
Spinal Cord Injury Inpatient Program
The Spinal Cord Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital provides intensive and comprehensive rehabilitation services for infants, children, and adolescents with acquired, traumatic, and congenital spinal cord dysfunction.
The program treats patients with all levels of pediatric spinal cord dysfunction, including patients who are ventilator dependent, those who need medical support, special equipment, and special feeding needs.
The Spinal Cord Program treats children with conditions such as:
- Cervical level injuries, with ventilator management and weaning
- Cervical spinal cord injuries
- Guillian Barre Syndrome
- Lower level spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Spina bifida
- Spinal cord stroke
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
- Transverse myelitis
- Traumatic spinal cord injuries
Outpatient Brain Injury Services
The Department of Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation at Children’s Specialized Hospital is comprised of a group of highly specialized professionals in the areas of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational therapy, and speech therapy dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders resulting from neurologic disorders and/or brain injury.
Our team of specialists can assist physicians, parents and teachers in understanding the impact of traumatic, acquired brain injury (those injuries that are the result of illness or as a result of extended chemotherapy), and neurologic disorders and develop and implement a treatment plan to address functional skill deficits while fostering areas of strength.
In Their Own Words
Sam Jarmer Patient Testimonial
Multi Complicated Trauma at Children's Specialized Hospital
Brain Injury Program at Children's Specialized Hospital
Spinal Cord Injury Program at Children's Specialized Hospital