inpatient neurology 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 and two inpatient clinical nurse coordinators. 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.
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.
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 hour emergencies, parents can dial 937 641-3000 to reach the hospital’s operator and ask for the neurologist on call.