PRM Fellowship Overview

Inpatient Experiences

Our fellows are fortunate to experience both quaternary children's hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation and community-based inpatient rehabilitation. The exposure and training in both settings is a unique feature of our training program. Our busy consult service focuses on planning for the rehabilitation needs of children cared for at CHP in the PICU, NICU and on all acute care floors.

Inpatient comprehensive rehabilitation at the Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU) caters to the rehabilitation needs of children with medical complexity, brain injury, spinal cord injury and other disabling conditions of childhood.

CHRU is our 8-bed acute inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit which offers 24 hour nursing and physician coverage. PRM physicians lead a team of other therapeutic and supportive services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, behavioral psychology, neuropsychology, social work, and child education. Patients and families experiencing the effects of life-altering trauma and/or complicated medical illness receive a high level of care and support.

At CHRU, we work as an interdisciplinary team to maximize the child’s medical well-being in collaboration with a number of medical/surgical subspecialists while also maximizing the child’s functional potential and providing appropriate family education/training. We are currently the only unit in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC that will accept patients who are requiring mechanical ventilation for respiratory support outside of the Intensive Care Units.

Inpatient comprehensive rehabilitation at the Children's Institute an independent pediatric rehabilitation facility with CARF accreditation to provide a well-rounded exposure to the types of rehabilitation programs available.

PRM consults: We have developed a busy pediatric rehabilitation medicine consultative service at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where we assist our acute care colleagues in helping evaluate and plan for post-acute care rehabilitation needs; manage post-brain injury agitation and storming; assist with spasticity and movement disorder management; collaborate with acute care physical and occupational therapy on orthotic and equipment and much more! Our goal is to continue to bring our expertise to the enormous variety of patient populations served here at CHP.

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for more information contact:
Stacey Snead-Peterson, MS
GME Academic Manager
Department of PM&R
Building B, Suite 11522
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
sneadpetersons@upmc.edu