CFSH Inpatient Consult | PSANE | Post-Injury Clinic:: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Inpatient Consultation

Physicians and social workers provide inpatient consultations, as well as outpatient and emergency department consultation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s medical and surgical services in cases of suspected child maltreatment. Formal consultations include:  serious physical abuse, factitious illness, neglect/failure to thrive, and acute sexual assault using a multidisciplinary team approach to diagnostic assessment and treatment recommendations. Our team also interfaces with the child protective services and law enforcement agencies on behalf of the hospital team providing care to these children and offers assistance and guidance in understanding the medical and social issues that have prompted their involvement.

How to Reach Us:
To learn more about the Inpatient Consultation Service, or request a consult, contact:
The Center for Family Safety and Healing
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
655 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-3279 or Physician Direct Connect Line: (614) 355-0221

Pediatic Sexual Assault Examiner Program

The Center, in collaboration with the Emergency Department (ED) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, established a Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (PSANE) program in 2005 to support evidence collection procedures in children and adolescents who present to the ED for acute sexual assault when the Child Assessment Center is not open to provide this specialized care. Working collaboratively with pediatric emergency physicians, child abuse pediatricians, ED social workers, and PSANE nurses, optimal acute care is provided to these patients no matter when they access clinical services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All cases of acute sexual assault are formally reviewed, and a diagnostic opinion is provided by the Center’s medical staff. Follow up procedures for post-assault care, including counseling, is coordinated through this program.

How to Reach Us:
To learn more about this service, or to refer a patient to the ED, contact:
Physician Direct Connect Line: (614) 355-0221

Post-Injury Clinic

Abusive head trauma (AHT) often results in lifelong consequences for patients and families. The majority of victims of AHT have some disability, ranging from mild impairment to devastating complications. Patients often require ongoing medical care for medical, developmental, and behavioral problems as a result of their injuries.

The Post-Injury Clinic was established to provide long-term follow-up for victims of AHT as an inter-disciplinary collaborative program between the Center for Family Safety and Healing, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Post-Injury Clinic provides a single appointment in which patients are conveniently seen by multiple doctors to alleviate the stress of multiple, frequent medical visits on families. The clinic also provides close tracking of patients to assure appropriate and timely follow up. Nationwide Children's is one of only a few centers in the country with a dedicated clinic for the long-term follow up of patients with AHT.

How to Reach Us:
To learn more about the Post-Injury Clinic, or make a referral, contact:
The Post-Injury Clinic at The Center for Family Safety and Healing
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
655 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722- 3279

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000