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Inpatient Care

Inpatient Care

The Dayton Children’s pediatric neurology team provides expert care for children who are hospitalized with a neurological condition, and exceptional follow-up after patients are discharged home.

Patients can be admitted to Dayton Children’s for a variety of neurological concerns, such as seizures, a traumatic brain injury, stroke or headaches. During a hospital stay, your child’s care team will include one of our neurologists, an inpatient clinical nurse coordinator and a pediatric nurse practitioner. The neurologist may ask physicians from other specialty areas, such as neurosurgery or cancer care, to be part of the care team as well.

We know that a hospital stay can be stressful for children with a neurological condition and their families. Our pediatric neurology team places a high priority on communication to ensure that families know what to expect, understand the treatment plan and receive answers to all their questions. Families interact frequently with our caring and experienced neurology nurses, who do all they can to make patients and their families feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Discharge planning

Our nurses provide extensive education to prepare family members for the child’s return home. They schedule a follow-up clinic appointment for the child, which will take place two to four weeks after discharge. They even work with school nurses to help them understand what the child will need when they return to school.

Going home

After patients return home, our team continues to provide support and care. The neurology department’s resource nurses are available by phone at 937-641-3080 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday to answer questions, call in pharmacy refills, verify insurance coverage, explain test results and much more. After hours, parents can dial (937) 641-3000 to reach the hospital’s operator and ask for the neurologist on call.

 

MyKidsChart

MyKidsChart makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your child’s care team, view your child’s medication information and receive important health reminders by email.

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Questions?

The neurology department’s resource nurses are available by phone from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday to answer questions, call in pharmacy refills, verify insurance coverage, explain test results and much more. After hours, parents can dial (937) 641-3000 to reach the hospital’s operator and ask for the neurologist on call.

937-641-3080

Upcoming Events

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Car Seat Safety Check

For a fun night of playing games and having a good time, families are encouraged to bring any board games, card games or other fun games to play. Pizza and beverages provided. Feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share.

Car Seat Safety Check

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Neurology

Accreditations

The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815
937-641-3000
www.childrensdayton.org