Ambulatory Services provides healthcare needs for pediatric patients of all ages. Care is provided in clinical settings at the base hospital and at 8 locations in the community. The ambulatory clinical settings serves patient populations with various medical and surgical diagnoses as well as providing well child care in our primary care clinics. Patients cared for have a wide variety of cognitive and developmental levels, ranging from normal to severely delay. Care delivery includes well child, acute, episodic and chronic conditions, with support continuing beyond the care provided in clinic, utilizing care management, care coordination and phone triage.
Aerodigestive and Sleep - Evaluates and treats chronically ill children with complex airway, pulmonary, upper digestive tract, and feeding disorders. Nursing collaborates with faculty from four Cincinnati Children's divisions: Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, and the Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, to provide coordination and care for patients seen in our multidisciplinary clinics.
Allergy - Evaluates and treats children with allergic disorders including asthma, chronic rhinitis, food allergy, latex allergy, and drug allergies. Nursing works closely with Allergy physicians to provide coordination and clinic support for these conditions including food challenge testing, skin testing, immunotherapy, and asthma care.
Complex Care Center
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - DDBP serves children with developmental disabilities through diagnostic evaluation, and follow-up care and treatment when indicated. Nurses support this patient population through hands on clinical care, phone management and care coordination.
Endocrinology – Endocrine and Diabetes outpatient visits occur at the base hospital and five satellite locations. Endocrine visits include stimulation testing for the identification of endocrinology disorders and determination of appropriate therapies, and education for home management. The Diabetes Center provides outpatient diabetes care, clinical research and diabetes education. The Center’s mission is to deliver efficient, coordinated diabetes care across the continuum, from newly diagnosed patients to those with established disease, in order to optimize self-care management. Endocrine and Diabetes serve patients ranging in age from newborn to young adult. The Diabetes Center is an American Diabetes Association accredited Education program also offering community/family diabetes education programs and training for over 500 school nurse and personnel throughout the Tri-state.
Genetics - Provides comprehensive clinical management and diagnostic services to patients and families affected with inherited disorders, birth defects, chromosome disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, lysosomal storage disease, and intellectual disability. Nurses support this patient population through hands on clinical care, phone management and care coordination.
Infant High Risk
Neurology - Neurology provides a variety of neurological services to patients at Cincinnati Children's. Specialty programs include: Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Headache Center, Movement Disorder Clinic, Neuromuscular/Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, Neuropsychological Evaluation, Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic, Tourettes Clinic, Retts Clinic and General Neurology.
Neurosurgery - provides a variety of neurosurgical services to patients at Cincinnati Children's. Neurosurgical programs include: Epilepsy Surgery, Shunts, Vagal Nerve Stimulators, Cranio- Facial surgery, Surgical Fusions, Brain Tumors, Cerebral By-Passes, and Spina Bifada Surgery.
Pediatric Primary Care
Pediatric Rehabilitation - Provides assessment, consultation, and a continuum of care for children and young adults in areas of rehabilitation and physical medicine. The Rehabilitation Team develops individualized treatment programs aimed at maximizing overall function. Nurses support this patient population through hands on clinical care, phone management and care coordination.
Pulmonary- Evaluation, diagnostic testing, treatment and management of children with pediatric pulmonary diseases. Nursing collaborates with physicians in a number of sub-specialty programs to provide coordination and clinical care in both Pulmonary and multidisciplinary clinics. Sub-specialty programs include, pulmonary sleep medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders, the Asthma Center, Pulmonary Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Lung Transplantation.
Rheumatology - Rheumatology sees children with the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of children with rheumatic diseases, including but not limited to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, reactive arthritis and related connective tissue diseases. Nurses support this patient population through hands on clinical care, phone management and care coordination.
Heart Institute Cardiac Cath Lab - Two hybrid cardiac cath labs providing approx. 1000 diagnostic and interventional cardiac cath procedures as well as full service electrophysiology. Patient population ranges from neonate to adult patients with congenital and disease specific heart disease. Specialized registered nurses and Xray techs provide nationally recognized cutting edge cardiac care.
Heart Institute Cardiology Admission & Recovery Unit - Seven bed outpatient unit where nurses admit, provide peri-anesthesia nursing care and discharge outpatient cardiac cath patients. Nurses in this area also support cardiac MRI patient undergoing general anesthesia.
Anesthesia Imaging - Anesthesia Imaging RNs care for inpatients and outpatients undergoing imaging and procedural studies that require sedation. The patient population may encompass a broad spectrum of healthy children as well as acute, chronic and critically ill pediatric patients of all ages. In order to be successful in this area, nurses must demonstrate excellent critical thinking skills, assessment and airway management skills. Anesthesia Imaging RNs work within a multidisciplinary team to establish positive patient outcomes.