The foundation of our Level I verification is the multidisciplinary team of specially trained healthcare experts that includes pediatric specialists in emergency medicine, trauma surgery, orthopaedics, neurology, plastic surgery and anesthesiology, as well as nurses, social workers, Child Life specialists and rehabilitation therapists. Time is critical in traumatic injuries.
Cincinnati Children’s is ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for the most severely injured children. Once the Emergency Department is alerted of impending arrivals, the trauma team is mobilized through an efficient paging system to immediately make ready and receive the patient.
From admission to rehabilitation, the transition along the patient’s journey to recovery is seamless. The trauma team provides expertly coordinated care that focuses not just on the treatment of the injury but also on the emotional needs of the patient and family. The trauma clinic rounds out the continuum of care, providing discharged patients a centralized outpatient program for follow-up care.