When you think of scribes, you likely envision a long-ago time before the advent of printing. However, scribes can play a very useful role in the modern world, too especially in the medical field. We’re even using them for quality improvement and customer service here at Children’s Specialized Hospital.
The medical field is improving every day, and growing advancements in the healthcare field mean that more and more children are surviving traumatic injuries. As the number of children who survive accidents increases, so, too, does the number of pediatric patients who require rehabilitation for injuries sustained as a result of multiple trauma.
Pediatric patients recovering from a spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke at Children’s Specialized Hospital now have access to ZeroG, cutting edge balance and gait training system that helps patients to walk again. Here at Children’s Specialized Hospital, we include ZeroG in our intensive pediatric rehabilitation hospital program, making us one of only two children’s hospitals in the country to offer the device.
Summer is winding down, and many children have back to school jitters. Starting a new school year can certainly be scary and overwhelming. But, some kids experience stress far beyond the typical feelings of nervousness. Approximately 13% of children and adolescents suffer from anxiety disorders, which can have a large impact on their academic and social functioning.
Botox use may typically be associated with adults trying to fend off signs of aging, but botulinum toxin has non-cosmetic uses as well, even in pediatrics and physiatry. Although there are numerous additional uses for Botox, the neurotoxin is especially helpful in treating patients with cerebral palsy here at Children’s Specialized Hospital.