Each patient in the Brain Injury Program is measured by the WeeFIM scale.
What does this data mean?
The WeeFIM system allows staff to measure the functional gains of each patient. The graph shows the WeeFIM Rating Change for patients admitted with a traumatic brain injury from admission to discharge in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Why is this important
The Brain Injury Program is designed to get patients to a functional level necessary to return home and to the community. This measurement helps us identify opportunities for improving our level of care as well as adjust a patient's rehabilitation goals to maximize functional independence as he improves. The data shows that our patients with traumatic brain injuries made more functional gains than patients at similar pediatric facilities in 2014.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
- The program offers therapy seven days a week with a minimum of three hours a day.
- Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with specialty recognition in brain injury specialty program and pediatric specialty program.
- Each patient is assigned to a team of therapists and nurses so that caregivers and professionals are consistent throughout the rehab stay.
- Our team includes a pediatric physiatrist certified in brain injury medicine. This means our team has additional expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children and teens with brain injuries.
WeeFIM Rating Change is reported by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). UDSMR compares our Brain Injury Program to other pediatric programs in the nation.