Road to Recovery: Support Through Rehabilitation – Pediatric Trauma Center at CHOP (4 of 7)

Road to Recovery: Support Through Rehabilitation – Pediatric Trauma Center at CHOP (4 of 7)

Road to Recovery: Support Through Rehabilitation – Pediatric Trauma Center at CHOP (4 of 7)

By Bryan Wright 2 Comments October 12, 2019


>>WHEN THEY’RE STABILIZED IN
THE PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, WHETHER THAT TAKES
A DAY OR WEEKS OR MONTHS, THEY THEN COME DOWN
TO THE INPATIENT UNIT, AND WE GET TO CARE FOR THEM
ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY. SO THEY’VE MADE IT OUT OF
THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, AND NOW THEY GET TO TALK
ABOUT A HEALING PROCESS IN A DIFFERENT WAY.>>WE ALSO DO QUITE A BIT
OF ONE-ON-ONE EDUCATION WITH THE PARENTS AT THE
BEDSIDE ABOUT HOW THEY’RE GOING TO CARE FOR THEIR
CHILD AND THE BEST WAY THEY CAN HELP THEM HEAL QUICKLY.>>WE SEND PARENTS HOME
WITH AMAZING CARE SKILLS. SO THEY DON’T STAY IN THE
HOSPITAL AS LONG AS THEY USED TO, BECAUSE
THEY’VE BECOME PART OF THE TREATMENT TEAM.>>MANY, IF NOT MOST, KIDS
WILL GO HOME AFTER THEIR INJURY AND RECOVER
AND DO QUITE WELL. OTHERS, WITH MORE
SIGNIFICANT INJURIES, WILL MOVE FROM THE INPATIENT
SETTING TO A REHAB SETTING.>>TWO, THREE>>IT’S CALLED CHILDREN’S
SEASHORE HOUSE, AND WE HAVE THE
FACILITIES TO TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS,
EVEN LONG-TERM. SOMETIMES THE CHILD WILL
STAY IN THE REHABILITATION FACILITY, OR THEY MIGHT
BE AT HOME AND VISITING AS AN OUTPATIENT.>>CAN YOU BRING THAT
RIGHT FOOT BACK OVER? GOOD.>>THAT’S JUST ANOTHER LIGHT
THAT WE GET TO HELP THAT FAMILY SEE IS BRINGING THEM
TO A WHOLE NEW UNIT TO SAY, “YOU’RE CLOSER.
YOU’RE CLOSER TO GETTING BETTER AND HEALTHIER, BECAUSE
WE’VE WORKED THROUGH ALL OF YOUR ACUTE
PROBLEMS AT THIS TIME.”>>GOOD

2 Comments found

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MrJayJayjetplain

I spent 2 weeks in the seashore house as a kid. An had a BLAST. I was having so much fun that I actually told my mom not to come up for 2 days. LOL. Yeah its a shame, but I was enjoying being a kid again  

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Laneykernerlovesdogs Kerner

I want to be here

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