Pediatric Trauma-Related Services
Our team starts thinking about rehabilitation at the beginning of a child’s hospitalization. If needed, our pediatric team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists make a specialized plan for each injured child.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital is the pediatric division of The Rhode Island Burn Center, the state’s only burn center accredited by the American Burn Association. We evaluate and treat all types of burns from minor to life threatening. We offer a full range of treatments from wound care to major burn surgery and critical care. Some children with burns can be treated in the emergency department and then follow up care is provided in the Pediatric Burn Clinic. Other cases need to be admitted to the hospital.
Patient and Family Centered Services
When a child gets injured, the whole family is affected. Our dedicated social work staff helps to arrange things like temporary housing, transportation and other needs so parents and other loved ones can focus on the child’s recovery.
Our case management team works with the doctors, nurses, therapists and social worker to make the transition from the hospital to the next part of recovery as smooth as possible, whether a child is going home or transitioning to a rehabilitation hospital.
The hospital’s pastoral care staff is also available from the start to make sure that your spiritual needs are met.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children 0 to 19 years of age. That is why injury prevention is so important to us at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The Injury Prevention Center is dedicated to preventing childhood injuries through injury prevention initiatives, education, and research we aim to reduce the number of injuries.
Clinical Social Work
Clinical social workers are members of the health care team who assist patients and families with the stressors associated with sudden and chronic illness and its impact on everyday life. Social workers often consult with the treating team and help to facilitate communication.
Clinical social work services include:
- Supportive counseling for patients and families around adjustment to illness, new diagnoses, and other stressors impacting one’s health
- Crisis intervention
- Supportive counseling around grief and anticipatory grief
- Assessment and recommendations related to coping behaviors
- Psychoeducation and supportive counseling around anxiety and depressive symptoms
- Assessment and management of concerns related to suspected abuse and/or neglect
- Crisis intervention and referrals around community violence