Pediatric Chronic Illness Program
The Pediatric Chronic Illness Program (PCI) strives to transition children with chronic medical illnesses to a home setting as well as maximize their developmental skills. Our multi-disciplinary team approach focuses on improving health and optimizing functional ability.
Education and caregiver training provides families with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the healthcare needs of their children, and prepares patients and their families for life in the community.
The PCI Program provides all its services in a family-centered, sub-acute, inpatient environment, as well as in an outpatient multidisciplinary facility to ensure continuity and cost-effective care. In addition, we collaborate and consult closely with a variety of specialists from local university teaching hospitals.
Indications for Referral
This program serves infants to young adults in needs of stabilization, transition and/or rehabilitation of chronic conditions such as:
- TPN/IL therapy (stable on current TPN regimen, requiring <1x/week lab work, regimen changes <2x/week. Enteral feeds are promising
- Pain management inclusive of Pain Control Analgesia pump management
- Palliative Care
- IV antibiotic therapy with PICC/Hickman/Broviac/Infusion pumps
- HIV management
- Lead poisoning/Chelation therapy
- GER management
- Cardiac management
- Medication management, i.e. weaning and adjustments of meds
- Feeding dysfunction issues (NG/NJ/ND tube feeding)
- Pre and Post cardiac surgery monitoring
- Cerebral Palsy
- Diabetes and insulin pump management
To Make a Referral
Inpatient Admissions: 410-578-8600, ext. 2600
Outpatient Services: 410-367-2222
Outpatient appointments and program referrals can be made by calling 410-367-2222.