Children’s Services Cohort

Children’s services academy utilizes a combination of quality classes, neonatal and pediatric core curriculum, simulation, and hands-on application with clinical experts  and educators to facilitate clinical and professional development.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): Critically ill patients ranging from neonates to teen requiring ventilator support, cardiac drips, sedation drips, external ventricular drainage systems, central lines, traches, g-tubes, and CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy).

Pediatric Intermediate Unit (PIMU): Care for the “step down” ICU patients who still need telemetry monitoring. Patient ages range from neonates to teens with many of the patients having multi system disease processes.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: A specialized unit dedicated to caring for some of our most fragile patients and their families. Their illnesses range from curable to incurable cancer diagnoses to sickle cell disease and require a lot chemotherapy and blood products.

Pediatric Surgery: Care for pre and post pediatric surgery patients requiring many lines, drains, PCAs, and overnight monitoring.

Peds Infant Toddler – 5E Peds: Care of general medical surgical pediatric patients ranging in ages, diagnoses, and over 33 different specialties.

Peds School-age Adolescent-6E Peds: Care of general medical surgical pediatric patients ranging in ages, diagnoses, and over 33 different specialties.

Neonatal Intensive/NICU 1: The Bryan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a level III NICU offering the upstate region’s most advanced level of specialty care for premature and critically ill infants. Our neonatal intensive unit comprises a Small Baby Unit where only infants <30 weeks are admitted allowing us to provide developmentally appropriate and specialized care to our extremely premature population.

Neonatal Intermediate/NICU 2: A step down unit from NICU 1. Infants are transferred here once they are stable and are on minimal respiratory support. Infants are helped to reach their goals, most commonly for growth and feeding, in preparation for discharge home.  Families are provided the opportunity to room in with their infant(s) to learn more about providing care.

Program Structure
  • Structured orientation plan with (10-24 weeks, dependent on cohort) guided education, computer-based training content and precepted time with experienced RNs
  • Clinical, professional development and reflective practice sessions to aid in the development of self-care and resilience
  • Simulation and skill lab experience using current professional curriculum, standards and evidence-based guideline
  • Interactive class and computer-based educational support from national nursing organizations per cohort-specific content
  • Engagement with Prisma Health-Upstate clinical experts and leaders in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care
  • Successful completion of weekly goals and objectives per cohort, in addition to a program and simulation competency final

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