Patient Safety in the Rehabilitation of Children with Spinal Cord Injuries, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, and Amputations

David Cancel, Jaishree Capoor

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Abstract

Pediatric patient safety continues to challenge both pediatricians and pediatric physiatrists. While there is a trend toward developing general patient safety initiatives, there is little research on pediatric patient safety. This article identifies major areas of general safety risk, with a focus on timely diagnosis and care coordination to prevent secondary complications that compromise health, function, and quality of life in pediatric neuromuscular disease, spinal cord disorders, and amputation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-422
Number of pages22
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Patient safety
  • Pediatric amputee
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Pediatric spinal cord injury
  • Spina bifida

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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