Our direct care nursing teams work in a number of areas throughout Shriners Children's, including:
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Our intensive care unit includes highly skilled and certified nursing professionals who provide care for our patients with acute and chronic medical conditions. From supporting children with extensive burn injuries and complex orthopedic conditions to providing post-operative care following complex surgeries, our PICU nurses meet our most demanding patient care needs.
Our team of highly qualified nurses, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation therapy services, child life specialists, pharmacists, patient care assistants and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) provide care to all surgical patients prior to and after surgery. They are also responsible for providing care for our patients during their rehabilitation stay.
Acute Care Rehabilitation
Our acute care rehabilitation nurses are members of an extraordinary interdisciplinary care team. They are central to effective communication with the family and to develop and execute a child’s personalized rehabilitation care plan. These nurses, along with physical, occupational, speech and language therapists, physicians, psychologists, nutritionists, social workers, child life and other specialists, work to restore pre-injury mobility or optimize post-operative and other functional corrections.
Outpatient Services (including Ambulatory Care)
Our ambulatory care nurses and nurse care managers work with patients and their families to support all aspects of patient coordination and care. Shriners Children's APRNs are a critical part of our outpatient care delivery model. Their expertise and leadership help drive system policies by using evidence to support the practices that promote the highest-quality patient outcomes.