Medical & Nursing Services
Registered nurses provide specialized pediatric nursing care for all of the children at KIDS FIRST. These clinical coordinators communicate the child’s health progress to everyone involved with the child’s health – the KIDS FIRST medical director, the child’s primary care physician, subspecialists such as neurology or orthopedics, or other KIDS FIRST team members such as LPNs and nursing assistants, therapists and nutritionists. Using Family-Centered Care principles, our nurses help each family learn the best ways to maximize their child’s health.
Most of the nursing schools in Arkansas assign students to KIDS FIRST for a clinical rotation. All of our nurses are American Heart Association BLS instructors who teach CPR and First Aid courses for all of our staff. Whether checking a child’s sore throat or monitoring a complex health condition, KIDS FIRST nurses provide top-notch care for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
KIDS FIRST Medical Directors provide medical oversight for the health care provided at all KIDS FIRST facilities, with their focus on early intervention for developmental disabilities. They meet with the family at intake for an initial medical evaluation and review progress throughout each child’s KIDS FIRST experience. Working in collaboration with the child’s primary care provider as well specialty physicians, our medical directors ensure that all of the children receive the highest level of care for their special health care needs.